News Alerts

Update – Unit fire, Bonython

Firefighters contained the fire to a bedroom where the blaze is believed to have started.

Neighbouring units were unaffected and no injuries have been reported.

ACT Fire & Rescue remain on scene undertaking ventilation and atmospheric monitoring of the building.

The cause of the fire will be investigated.

Unit fire – Bonython

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a fire in a two-story unit complex in Tenison-Woods Circuit, Bonython.

Firefighters arrived on scene to find fire and smoke coming from the second floor of the building.

Three pumpers, one command vehicle and two support vehicles are on scene.

Update to follow.

Update – Two people rescued from fire, Belconnen

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a kitchen fire in an apartment on the top level of a four-story building.

Firefighters rescued two unconscious males from the living area of the small apartment and immediately administered CPR.

ACT Ambulance Service paramedics treated both patients for smoke inhalation at the scene and transported them to the Canberra Hospital.

Both patients were in a serious condition on arrival to the hospital.

Firefighters have determined the cause of the fire as cooking left unattended, and remind the community: “Don’t stop looking while you’re cooking”.

The Emergency Triple Zero (000) call was received at 3:27pm.

Two people rescued from fire – Belconnen

Firefighters have rescued two unconscious people from a fire burning on the top level of an apartment complex in Howie Court, Belconnen.

Three pumpers, the Bronto aerial appliance, breathing apparatus support vehicle and two commanders are currently on scene.

ACT Ambulance Service is also currently on scene.

Update to follow.

Reminder hazard reduction burns – State Circle & Gordon

ACT Rural Fire Service and ACT Fire & Rescue will conduct two hazard reduction burns in the ACT today, Saturday 21 April 2018.

Dependent on suitable weather and fuel moisture conditions the burns will be undertaken at the following locations from 10:00am to 4:00pm:

– between Adelaide Avenue and State Circle adjacent to Parliament House and the US Embassy; and

– between Drakeford Drive and Covenant College in Gordon.

Fire tankers, pumpers, and support vehicles will remain onsite for the duration of the burn, departing once the burn area has been deemed blacked out.

The burns will reduce fire fuel loads to protect our community and improve ecosystem health.

For information on all active burns in the ACT please check the ESA Incidents Map on the ESA website.

To find out more about how to stay safe and well if there is smoke in your area visit www.asthmaaustralia.org.au.