Belconnen grass fire

By 2 December, 2012 0

The ACT Fire & Rescue is currently responding to a grass fire burning at Coppins Crossing Road in Belconnen.

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

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

The fire front is approximately 100 metres in size and is being

There is little to no risk to life and property from this fire at this time.

Update to follow.

2:50 PM

Firefighters from ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service are working to extinguish the fire with a total of seven units on scene.

The fire is now an estimated five hectares in size.

The fire is burning in the direction of Crossing Road but there is no threat at this time.

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

3:18 PM

ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service is continuing to extinguish a grass fire burning at offgrass off Coppins Crossing Road Belconnen.

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

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

A water bombing helicopter is also now being bought in to help extinguish the fire in some areas hard to access on feet or via vehicle.

The fire is located Coppins Crossing Road from .

The fire is approximately five hectares in size and is being controlled.

There is little to no risk to life and property from this fire at this time.

3:42 PM

The ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service has now contained the burning off Coppins Crossing Road Belconnen.

The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire is still set at ADVICE.

The ACT Fire & Rescue is starting to release some of its units from the scene.

The fire is approximately seven hectares in size and is under control.

There is little to no risk to life and property from this fire.

4:16 PM

The ACT Rural Fire Service is now mopping up a grass fire that had been burning at Coppins Crossing Road Belconnen this afternoon.

Firefighters expect to remain on scene for a few more hours to complete the job.

The ACT Rural Fire Service has eight units on scene and has just released the water bombing helicopter from the scene.

The total area burned is approximately seven hectares. The cause is unknown.

4:54 PM

[Courtesy ESA]

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