News Alerts

Truck rollover in Hume

A man has had a lucky escape after a truck rollover on the Monaro Highway at Hume.

The 39-year-old was trapped for close to an hour while firefighters worked to free him from the wreckage using hydraulic rescue tools.

The man was assessed at the scene by intensive care paramedics before being transported to the Canberra Hospital in a stable condition with minor injuries.

The ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue responded to an Emergency Triple Zero (000) call at 2:27am.

The single-vehicle incident occured near the Tralee Street intersection.

Small fire in Kambah home

Firefighters have extinguished a small fire on the ground floor of a Kambah home on Horton Street.

ACT Fire & Rescue were called to the incident at 4:50pm. The homeowners were evacuated with no injuries.

Ventilation operations are being conducted with significant smoke damage throughout the two storey property.

Three pumpers, a Breathing Apparatus Van and a commander are at the scene.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

Black Mountain hazard reduction burn

The ACT Rural Fire Service will conduct a hazard reduction on Black Mountain, weather permitting, today (Sunday 22 May 2016).

The burn will be approximately 1.76 hectares in size and commence at around 10:00am, between the Botanic Gardens and CSIRO, behind Black Mountain School near Christian Road.

Temporary smoke cover may occur in the areas around the burn locations. Every effort is made to conduct the burn in weather conditions that will minimise the impact of smoke in the area.

The Health Directorate advises that 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.

Car crashes into house at Reid

The ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue this afternoon responded to reports of a car crashed into a house at Reid.

Both were alerted to the incident in Corranderrk Street at 2:22pm.

Intensive care paramedics transported a man to Calvary Hospital in a stable condition for further assessment.

Firefighters conducted an initial assessment of the home and found the impact did not appear to cause any structural damage just removed several bricks.

Unattended candle in Ngunnawal home

ACT Fire & Rescue have responded to an incident in Ngunnawal involving an unattended candle.

Crews were called to a house on the corner of Ashleigh Park and Paul Coe Crescent just after 9:30am.

The occupant had extinguished a small fire caused by the candle before firefighters arrived, with only minimal damage caused to a bedroom.

As we head in to colder months, ACT Fire & Rescue reminds all Canberrans that candles used for any reason including decoration, aromatherapy or lighting can pose a fire risk.

– Make sure candles are extinguished when leaving the room or going to sleep;
– Never let children have lit candles in their room;
– Do not have candles where they can be knocked over by children or pets,
– Never spray an aerosol can near a candle;
– Keep matches and lighters high up and out of the way of children;
– Try to avoid walking with a candle ; and
– Do not put candles on windowsills.

For more information view the Candles Fact Sheet