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Update three – ADVICE – Bushfire in southern ACT

The ACT Rural Fire Service has now bought a bushfire burning at Booth in the far south of the ACT under control.

The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire remains at ADVICE.

A number of fire tankers and the aircraft have now left the scene.

A few fire crews will remain on scene until late tonight extinguishing hot spots.

Fresh crews will then return in the morning to assess the situation.

The fire is located south of Tharwa, on the western slopes adjacent to Caloola Farm.

The fire is still approximately 12 hectares in size.

There is no property under threat at this time.

One of the ACT's water bombing helicopters drops water onto the fire at Booth. Photo by Steve Forbes.

One of the ACT’s water bombing helicopters assists with firefighting efforts at Booth. Photo by Steve Forbes.

Update two – ADVICE – Bushfire in southern ACT

The ACT Rural Fire Service is continuing to work to bring a bushfire burning at Booth in the far south of the ACT under control.

The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire remains at ADVICE.

There are eight fire tankers, three commanders, two water bombing helicopters, one observation aircraft and earthmoving machines on scene.

The fire is located south of Tharwa, on the western slopes adjacent to Caloola Farm.

The fire is still approximately 12 hectares in size.

The fire is burning at a slow rate and is heading in a westerly direction. There is no property under threat at this time. The fire is burning away from a small number of structures in the area.

The helicopters have been used to water bomb and extinguish the outside perimeter of the fire.

Bulldozers are being positioned ahead of the fire to put in containment lines.

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An aerial view of the fire. Photo by Steve Forbes.

 

The Fire Danger Rating where this fire is burning is HIGH.

Fires burning in HIGH conditions can be controlled.

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Update – ADVICE – Bushfire in southern ACT

The ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a bushfire burning at Booth in the far south of the ACT.

The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.

There are eight fire tankers, three commanders, two water bombing helicopters and one observation aircraft on scene.

Earthmoving equipment is being taken to the scene to assist firefighters to put in containment lines.

The fire is located south of Tharwa, on the western slopes adjacent to Caloola Farm.

The fire is approximately 12 hectares in size and is now being controlled.

The fire is burning at a slow rate and is heading in a westerly direction. There is no property under threat at this time. The fire is burning away from a small number of structures in the area.

This is the current location and size of the fire.

This is the current location and size of the fire. By ESA Risk and Planning.

 

The Fire Danger Rating where this fire is burning is HIGH.

Fires burning in HIGH conditions can be controlled.

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ADVICE – Bushfire in southern ACT

The ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a bushfire burning at Booth.

The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.

There are eight units on scene plus three helicopters.

The fire is located south of Tharwa near the ACT NSW border.

The fire is approximately one hectare in size and is out of control at this time.

The Fire Danger Rating where this fire is burning is HIGH.

Fires burning in HIGH conditions can be controlled.

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Update – Fire near ACT / NSW border at Sutton

The fire is currently burning in an easterly direction away from the ACT.

A change in wind direction is forecast to occur early tonight.

This is likely to result in smoke being blown back over the northern suburbs and surrounds.

There is still no threat to the ACT from the fire.

The ESA continues to work with NSWRFS and is monitoring the situation closely.

The ESA advises the community to go to the NSWRFS website for updates on the fire at Sutton.

If there is any threat to the ACT from this fire or any other fire that may start appropriate alerts and or warnings will be issued immediately.