News Alerts

Road crash – Kambah

ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Ambulance Service have responded to a two-vehicle crash on the corner of Livingston Ave and Atkins Street in Kambah.

At approximately 4pm, Firefighters extricated two patients from one car and assisted to make the scene safe until ACT Policing arrived.

Intensive Care Paramedics treated three patients on scene before transporting them to the Canberra hospital in a stable condition.

The scene has now been handed over to ACT Policing.

Prescribed burn – Latham

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise that, subject to suitable weather and fuel moisture conditions, a prescribed burn will take place at the Umbagong District Park in Latham tomorrow, Friday 21 September 2018.

The 7 hectare burn is being conducted to reduce the fire threat to Latham on the corner of Southern Cross Drive and Florey Drive.

See the location map of all the burn sites.

People with asthma, other chronic respiratory and/or chronic cardiac diseases should not perform vigorous exercise and should stay inside if affected by the smoke. People with asthma in particular should continue their medication and consult their general practitioner if they have any difficulties.

You can also find out information about upcoming burns by following @ACT_Parks on Twitter, @ACTParks on Facebook or by completing a simple smartform to get an all of ACT Parks and Conservation Service prescribed burn updates by email.

Information and health advice for dealing with outdoor smoke can also be found by visiting ACT Health.

For tips on how to stay safe if there is smoke in the area, visit the Asthma Foundation website.

Gas leak – Melrose High School

ACT Fire & Rescue has responded to a gas leak at Melrose High School in Pearce.

At approximately 12:15pm, staff and students self-evacuated and notified the ACT Emergency Services Agency.

Two pumpers and a Commander have responded to the school, and the HAZMAT crew are on their way.

ACT Education is aware of the incident and will provide further information through their communication channels.

Electrical fault – Fadden Preschool

559092309559092297ACT Fire & Rescue have responded to an automatic fire alarm at Fadden Primary School in the preschool unit.

At approximately 8:42am, Firefighters responded to the automatic alarm that was triggered by an electrical fault.

All staff and students in the preschool unit have been evacuated, and the children are excited to spend the day at the primary school.

The ACTF&R HAZMAT crew have conducted atmospheric monitoring and air ventilation operations and ensured the area is safe.

Fire crews are standing by to ensure the area remains safe while the power is being isolated. There is no risk to the public or those at the school.

Pedestrian incident- Belconnen

ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) has responded to a crash involving a motorcyclist and a pedestrian.

ACTAS was alerted to the incident on Benjamin Way near Cameron Avenue, Belconnen, at 6.20pm and responded with two ambulances and a command vehicle.

Two male patients with serious injuries were treated and stabilised at the scene. Both patients were transported to the Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.