News Alerts

Structure Fire – Fisher

ACT Fire & Rescue (ACTF&R) attended and extinguished a ground floor unit fire in Fisher. The fire was caused by unattended cooking in a kitchen. The unit above was evacuated and atmospheric testing is being conducted.

ACTF&R remind the ACT community of their Kitchen Fire Safety Campaign message “Don’t Stop Looking While You’re Cooking.” For further information go to https://esa.act.gov.au/community-information/home-fire-safety/kitchen-fire-safety/

Motor Vehicle Collision – Bruce

ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) attended a motor vehicle collision on the corner of Bindubi Street and Belconnen Way.

ACTAS treated and transported two patients to Calvary Hospital. The first patient was in his 30s and suffered chest injuries, the second patient was in his 20s and suffered head injuries and abdominal pain. Both patients are in stable conditions.

House fire in Narrabundah

ACT Fire & Rescue attended a house fire in Marlee Street, Narrabundah, early this morning.

Four pumpers, a breathing apparatus vehicle, and a command vehicle worked to contain and extinguish the fire.

The ACT Ambulance Service also attended the scene and was not required to treat anyone.

The residence was unoccupied at the time.

The single level house was destroyed by the fire.

The incident has been handed over to ACT Policing for investigation.

Stay Cool, Look After Yourself and Look Out For Others

The ACT Ambulance Service reminds Canberrans to “Stay Cool, Look After Yourself and Look Out For Others.”

-Spending long periods of time in the sun without taking the proper precautions can lead to heat stress.
-It’s important to stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol or caffeinated drinks, as they can further dehydrate you.
-Remember to protect yourself from the sun. Wear a hat as well as loose, long-sleeved shirts and loose-fitting trousers wherever possible
-Most importantly, stay in touch with your elderly and frail relatives and neighbours, and pay special attention to the health needs of babies and young children who can be adversely affected by the heat.
-Under no circumstances should children or pets be left in cars. The temperature inside a vehicle can and will rise to dangerously high levels in a very short period of time.
-Symptoms of heat stress can include headaches, dizziness, nausea and even muscle or abdominal cramps.
-If you suspect that you or someone you know may be suffering serious heat stress, do not hesitate to call Emergency Triple-Zero (000).
-For more information on preventing heat-related illnesses at outdoor events and schools, visit: http://health.act.gov.au/publications-reports/fact-sheets/avoiding-heat-related-stress

Second Strike Team Deployed to NSW

This morning the ACT Rural Fire Service deployed a second strike team to Nerriga Road, Braidwood. 18 crews in three heavy tankers, two medium units and a command unit will continue to provide assistance to NSW counterparts to combat the fire.

Crews will be working to strengthen containment lines without loss of life or property and to attack any flare ups. The crews will be working in very hot and dry conditions.