News Alerts

Building fire – Northbourne Ave – Dickson

07920F20-951B-4FB3-B2FB-4AC1C5A1E496ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a fire in the TransACT building on Northbourne Avenue, Dickson.

Shortly after 11pm, Firefighters responded to an Automatic Fire Alarm and arrived to find a small fire on the first floor.

The fire was quickly contained to a service room and extinguished.

One lane south of Antill Street is temporarily closed.

The cause of the fire is believed to be a malfunctioning battery pack.

One security staffer was evacuated from the building. No injuries have been reported.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the ACT region.

Warning for large hailstones, heavy rainfall and damaging winds which may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours.

The ACT State Emergency Service advises to:

– Move indoors, bringing children and pets with you.
– Park your car under secure cover and away from trees, power lines and drains.
– Secure or put away items from around the house, yard, or balcony that could blow around in strong winds.
– Check to see if your neighbours are aware of the warning.

For more information on preparing for storm visit www.esa.act.gov.au

For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.

Update – Grass fire – Woden

Firefighters contained 20 small spot fires to an area approximately 70 x 40 metres.

All fires have been extinguished.

The cause is currently known. Investigations are ongoing.