Tag Archives: fire

Fire engulfs Pialligo Estate smokehouse at Hume

Firefighters at work in Hume at around 8pm last night.

Firefighters spent two and a half hours battling a blaze that caused extensive damage to the Pialligo Estate Smokehouse off Sheppard St, Hume last night, extinguishing the flames at around 9pm after receiving several Triple Zero calls alerting them to the fire just after 6.30pm.
The facility was used to produce cured Tasmanian sea trout and [...]

Garden shed fire causes $2,000 damage

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Fire in a small garden shed in Kaleen caused $2000 damage on Tuesday.
ACT Fire and Rescue said the cause of the fire appeared to be suspicious.
Crew were called to the incident on Neales Street just after 10:43am and quickly extinguished the fire.
Anyone with information that might assist investigations can call the Emergency Services Agency 24-hour [...]

Monash house fire suspicious: police

Police wrap

ACT Policing is treating a house fire at a residence in Monash yesterday as suspicious.
About 2.10pm police attended a residence in Kneeshaw Street, Monash after reports of a fire.
ACT Fire and Rescue attended and extinguished the fire. There was substantial damage to the house.
AFP Forensic Services will work with ACT Criminal Investigations to determine [...]

Controlled burns scheduled across ACT this week

Controlled burn

A one hectare prescribed burn behind the Aranda shopping centre today is one of several ACT Parks and Conservation Service is conducting around the ACT this week.
Multiple prescribed burns will be conducted in Namadgi National Park, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and other areas across the ACT, including urban areas, over the coming weeks, weather permitting, according [...]

Police investigate Queanbeyan flat fire


NSW police are investigating a fire in a home unit in Erin Street, Queanbeyan last night. No one was injured in the blaze.
Queanbeyan Police and Fire Brigade staff were alerted to the fire at about 7.15pm by a caller who smelt smoke at the front of the apartment. No one was inside at the time [...]

Queanbeyan home destroyed by fire overnight

By 26 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Crest Park Parade, Queanbeyan

Police are investigating after a home was destroyed by fire at The Crest Park, Queanbeyan, overnight.
About 1.20am this morning, police and emergency services were called to the home following reports of a house fire. When emergency services arrived, the house was well alight.
The three residents – two men, aged 51 and 25, and a 45-year-old [...]

Total fire ban in place in ACT due to heat, dry conditions and wind

By 25 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
ACT fire truck

A total fire ban is in place in the ACT till midnight tonight due to the high temperatures in the past few days, drying conditions and expected strong north-westerly winds.
The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting winds north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h tending west to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the afternoon today. [...]

Kingston gym evacuated due to small electrical fire

By 18 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
ACT fire truck

ACT Fire & Rescue responded to an Emergency Triple Zero call just before 1.30pm today in relation to a small electrical fire at a gymnasium at the Kingston Shops on Kennedy Street, Kingston.
Occupants had self-evacuated as a precaution and ACT Fire & Rescue staff found the issue to be with a melted electrical component in [...]

Electrical fault starts sports centre fire at Tuggeranong

By 16 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Cowlishaw Street, Tuggeranong

An electrical fault is to blame for a fire at the Tuggeranong Indoor Sports Centre on Cowlishaw Street.
ACT Fire & Rescue were alerted to the incident by an Automatic Fire Alarm (AFA) after midnight.
The fire took hold in the wall cavity near courts three and four before spreading to a section of the roof. Firefighters [...]

West Belconnen blaze extinguished after intensive weekend for firies

By 14 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
West Belconnen fire

Firefighters have extinguished the fire in a large pile of pallets within the industrial estate at Parkwood in West Belconnen.
The fire started on Friday afternoon and quickly spread to nearby grassland before being put out with the help of water-bombing helicopters based in the ACT for the bushfire season.
ACT Fire & Rescue maintained a presence [...]

Dickson neighbour’s 000 call saves pair from food fire

By 30 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Karuah Street, Dickson

A Dickson resident may have saved the lives of two sleeping neighbours after ACT Fire & Rescue responded to their call to triple zero this afternoon.
Firefighters forcibly entered a unit in Karuah Street, Dickson shortly after the neighbour called Emergency Triple Zero (000) at 1.08pm.
Fire crews discovered food alight on the stove and quickly extinguished [...]

Firies put out sewage plant fire at Lower Molonglo centre

By 30 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Lower Molonglo Water Quality Control Centre

Firefighters have extinguished a small fire this morning at the Lower Molonglo sewage treatment plant.
The Lower Molonglo Water Quality Control Centre is the main treatment facility for Canberra. It is the largest inland treatment facility in Australia.
ACT Fire & Rescue responded to the site with two fire pumpers, HAZMAT unit and commander after being alerted [...]

Pooh’s Corner on Clyde saves family’s lives

Smoke on Clyde

A Canberra mum and her two children escaped from their smoking car shortly before it was engulfed by flames on the Clyde Mountain at around 5.15pm yesterday.
Megan Brown had been looking for somewhere to pull over as she was losing power.
“Pooh Bear’s Corner was the first place I could pull off the road,” Ms [...]

Forensics team investigates Narrabundah fire

Fire in Mindarie St

An ACT Housing townhouse in Mindarie Street, Narrabundah has been destroyed by a fire that has left neighbouring tenants homeless due to smoke damage.
One Mindarie St resident told RiotACT that the fire, which took hold in the early hours of this morning, was the third on the property in recent months. The first two were [...]

Fire in Holt deemed suspicious

By 28 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing has deemed a fire at the Kippax Halal Markets on Monday, December 15, as suspicious.
Around 1am on December 15, police and ACT Fire and Rescue attended the shop after a number of people observed smoke coming from the roof cavity of the centre.
ACT Fire and Rescue gained entry to the shop, and extinguished [...]

Small fire in Florey Primary School library

By 29 October 2014

Investigations are underway following a small fire in the Florey Primary School library.
The fire is not believed to be suspicious, with firefighters saying it was caused by a suspected electrical fault.
ACT Fire & Rescue responded to an Automatic Fire Alarm at about 2:30am.
On arrival crews found a lounge suite alight. The fire was extinguished [...]

Suspicious fire investigation underway

By 11 September 2014

Investigations are underway after ACT Policing attended a unit fire in Reid overnight.
ACT Fire and Rescue and police arrived at the Kogarah Lane unit around 9:30pm last night (Wednesday, 10 September) and found a large amount of smoke emanating from the unit.
Following an analysis of the scene once the fire had been extinguished, police and [...]

Nursing home foyer fire

By 19 August 2014

Firefighters extinguished a small fire earlier tonight at a northside nursing home.
ACT Fire & Rescue responded to the incident at the Bupa Aged Care facility in Bindel Street Aranda just before 6 o’clock.
Fire crews arrived to find a lounge chair fire in the foyer alight causing the area to fill with smoke.
Firefighters quickly extinguished [...]

Fire extinguished in switchboard at Belconnen High School

By 18 August 2014

Firefighters have extinguished a fire from an electrical switchboard at the Belconnen High School, Murranji Street, Hawker.
ACT Fire & Rescue has evacuated approximately 450 staff and students as a precaution.
Crews are currently clearing smoke from the area and conducting ventilation operations before allowing staff and students to return to the area.
Three fire pumpers are on [...]

Dishwasher at Harrison home causes fire

By 4 July 2014

A dishwasher at a Harrison home has caught fire tonight causing minor damage to the kitchen.
ACT Fire & Rescue extinguished the fire at the Moonlight Avenue two-storey apartment after being alerted by an Emergency Triple Zero (000) call at 9.46pm by the residents. All residents safely self evacuated.
The house has sustained some minor smoke [...]

Laundry fire in Griffith

By 29 May 2014

Firefighters have extinguished a fire which started in a laundry in a Griffith home.
ACT Fire & Rescue was called to Meehan Gardens at 3:28am.
A family of five, including three children, were home at the time and evacuated. No injuries were reported.
Three pumpers, the Breathing Apparatus Van and a commander attended the scene at the height [...]

Man to face court over Belconnen unit fire

By 22 April 2014

A 25-year-old Belconnen man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning following a fire at a unit in Belconnen last night (Monday, 21 April).
Around 6.35pm, members from Belconnen Police Station responded to a report of a disturbance in a unit in Howie Court, Belconnen. On arrival they saw a unit on fire.
ACT Fire and [...]

Sydney Building burns

By 18 February 2014

The Sydney Building, which houses some of Canberra’s beloved food and drink venues, was ablaze yesterday. Fire chiefs feel that it is still structurally sound, but it’s not yet been reported which businesses were damaged (except for Coo, which may be where the fire started).
Read more at:
Hard to believe that this wasn’t posted on [...]

Greenway grassfire

By 23 January 2014

The ACT Rural Fire Service and ACT Fire & Rescue are currently responding to a grass fire burning at Athllon Drive, Greenway.
The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.
Seven units are at the scene.
The fire is located near the Lake Tuggeranong dam wall and is burning in a westerly [...]

Alleged Molonglo firebug facing court today

By 20 January 2014

A 48-year-old man who suffered burns as a result of a fire in Molonglo will face court today charged with causing a bushfire during the total fire ban on January 16.
Police will allege the man, of no fixed abode, had been found hiding under a bridge after a fire had been deliberately lit near Tuggeranong [...]

Kaleen fire

By 18 January 2014

A light fitting in a three-bedroom home caused a small electrical fire tonight in Kaleen.
Firefighters rushed to the Tyrrell Circuit residence following an Emergency Triple Zero (000) call at 8.29pm and extinguished the fire which caused minimal smoke damage to the home.
The occupants safely self evacuated and fire crews are now ventilating the property before [...]

Another tip fire at Mugga Lane

By 18 January 2014

ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service are working to extinguish a fire at the Mugga Lane Resource Management Facility.
The size of the rubbish fire is approximately eight metres by five metres and is contained.
Crews are using Compressed Air Foam as well as earthmoving equipment to extinguish the small fire.
8:09 PM

Firefighters have [...]

Water bombing helo for a 10m fire at Blue Range Hut

By 18 January 2014

The ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a grass and scrub fire burning at Blue Range Hut in the Uriarra Forest.
The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.
The ACT Rural Fire Service has multiple units on scene including a water bombing helicopter and a Remote Area Firefighting [...]

The smoke’s blowing in from interstate

By 18 January 2014

The ACT Emergency Services Agency is currently receiving calls from the public concerned about the presence of smoke over Canberra.
The smoke is coming from a fire at Araluen, south of Braidwood, in NSW.
There are currently no fires burning in the ACT.
4:24 PM
[Courtesy ESA]

Dickson restaurant fire

By 18 January 2014

A fire at a Dickson restaurant has been extinguished this afternoon.
ACT Fire and Rescue was alerted to the fire in a kitchen in a Woolley Street premise at 12.53pm.
Fire crews arrived to find the fire already extinguished by the occupants.
Firefighters are now conducting a search to ensure there are no signs of fire within the [...]

I’ve seen bigger cigarette burns…

By 16 January 2014

A small fire has been extinguished in Gungahlin this afternoon.
ACT Fire & Fire Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service were alerted to the incident just before 4.30pm.
Multiple units were quickly dispatched to the scene and put the fire out.
The area burnt was 1 metre x 1 metre.
4:49 PM
[Courtesy ESA]

Fire ban and associated closures to roll on with Severe fire danger rating

By 16 January 2014

ACT Emergency Services Agency Commissioner Dominic Lane has declared a Total Fire Ban for the whole of the ACT under Section 114 of the Emergencies Act 2004 from:
12:00am Friday 17 January, 2014 to 11:59pm Friday 17 January, 2014.
The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting hot conditions tomorrow with a predicted temperature of 41 degrees.
The Forecast Fire [...]

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