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Kowen fires

By 5 January 2013 0

ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a grass fire burning at Kowen Forest.

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

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

The fire is located near Sutton Road.

The fire is approximately 30 metres x 5 metres in size and is under control.

The fire is burning at a slow rate and is heading in a easterly direction.

At the current fire danger level of low-moderate fires can be easily controlled.

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

7:26 PM

The ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a separate forest fire burning in the Kowen Forest.

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

The ACT Rural Fire Service has one unit on scene.

The fire is located near Sutton Road.

The fire is approximately 30 metres x 30 metres in size and is under control.

The fire is burning at a slow rate and is heading in a easterly direction.

At the current fire danger level of low-moderate fires can be easily controlled.

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

7:41 PM

The ACT Rural Fire Service is currently responding to a third forest fire burning at Kowen Forest.

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

The ACT Rural Fire Service has three units responding to the scene.

The fire is located near Sutton Road in close proximity to the two other fires in the area.

At the current fire danger level of low-moderate fires can be easily controlled.

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

8:08 PM

The initial grass fire at Kowen Forest has been contained with crews conducting mopping up operations.

8:18 PM

The second forest fire at Kowen Forest is contained with crews conducting mopping up operations.

8:21 PM

The ACT Rural Fire Service is still currently responding to reports of a third forest fire burning at Kowen Forest.

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

The ACT Rural Fire Service has four units responding to the scene and are still investigating the report of fire in the area with no fire found at this stage.

The fire was reportedly located near Sutton Road.

At the current fire danger level of low-moderate fires can be easily controlled.

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

8:49 PM

Crews have been searching for the reports of the third forest fire at Kowen Forest.

No third fire has been found with heavy rain falling in the area for some time.

ACT Rural Fire Service crews will return to the area tomorrow for further patrol activity.

9:49 PM

The initial grass fire at Kowen Forest has been extinguished.

Crews are departing the scene.

10:02 PM

The second forest fire at Kowen Forest has been extinguished with crews departing the scene.

10:04 PM

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