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Belconnen Grass fire

By 8 January 2013 1

The ACT Rural Fire Service and ACT Fire & Rescue is currently responding to a grass fire burning at on Coppins Crossing Road Belconnen.

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

The ACT Rural Fire Service and ACT Fire & Rescue has multiple units responding to the scene.

Update to follow.

12:03 PM

ACT Rural Fire Service and ACT Fire & Rescue are working to extinguish a grass fire burning at Coppins Crossing Road Belconnen.

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

The ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service has several units on scene.

The fire is small in size, under control and burning at a slow rate.

If a fire starts at the current fire danger level of SEVERE it may be uncontrollable and move quickly. Flames may be higher than roof tops.

Expect embers to be blown around. Spot fires may occur up to 4 km ahead of the fire.

There is a chance people in the path of a fire may be injured or die. Some homes and businesses may be destroyed.

Well prepared and actively defended houses can offer safety during a fire.

Your home will only offer safety if it and you are well prepared and you can actively defend it during a fire.

The ESA advises you to make sure you know where you will get more information and monitor the situation for any changes. You can do this through local ACT media outlets, the ESA website www.esa.act.gov.au ,the ESA Twitter and Facebook accounts or by calling Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

If a fire starts during the Total Fire Ban declaration period, the ESA advises you monitor the situation for any changes through local ACT media outlets, the ACT Emergency Services Agency website www.esa.act.gov.au or by calling Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

To find out more about Total Fire Bans log on to the ACT Emergency Services Agency website www.esa.act.gov.au or call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

12:31 PM

ACT Rural Fire Service and ACT Fire & Rescue are now mopping up a grass fire burning at Coppins Crossing Road Belconnen.

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

The ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service has several units on scene.

If a fire starts at the current fire danger level of SEVERE it may be uncontrollable and move quickly. Flames may be higher than roof tops.

Expect embers to be blown around. Spot fires may occur up to 4 km ahead of the fire.

There is a chance people in the path of a fire may be injured or die. Some homes and businesses may be destroyed.

Well prepared and actively defended houses can offer safety during a fire.

Your home will only offer safety if it and you are well prepared and you can actively defend it during a fire.

The ESA advises you to make sure you know where you will get more information and monitor the situation for any changes. You can do this through local ACT media outlets, the ESA website www.esa.act.gov.au ,the ESA Twitter and Facebook accounts or by calling Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

If a fire starts during the Total Fire Ban declaration period, the ESA advises you monitor the situation for any changes through local ACT media outlets, the ACT Emergency Services Agency website www.esa.act.gov.au or by calling Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

To find out more about Total Fire Bans log on to the ACT Emergency Services Agency website www.esa.act.gov.au or call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

12:48 PM

[Courtesy ESA]

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One Response to Belconnen Grass fire
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Mothy12:46 pm, 08 Jan 13

Doesn’t the generic stuff about a fire in a severe fire danger setting seem to contradict the information specific to the fire in the update (update 2, 13:31pm 08/01/13) – “The fire is small in size, under control and burning at a slow rate.”

Nevermind the fact the fire danger rating in the update is a level below its actual setting.

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