ACT Fire & Rescue are on scene at the Vikings Erindale Club, Ricardo Street, Wanniassa investigating smoke in the basement area.
The club has been evacuated as a precaution.
Update to follow.
Source of smoke has been confirmed to be from an electrical shortage from a light.
Area has been cleared and patrons have been allowed to [...]
The ESA just let us know that the current smoke around the ACT is due to hazard reduction burns going on around Canberra today.
These burns will continue happening into next week.
The ACT Rural Fire Service advise that the smoke currently over the ACT is from bushfires burning interstate.
There are currently no fires in the ACT generating this smoke.
ACT Fire & Rescue are currently investigating smoke in a basement at Lovatt Tower, Keltie Street, Phillip.
Up to 600 people have been evacuated from the 22 level office high rise building as a precaution whilst crews investigate the source of the smoke.
No sign of fire at this stage.
Two fire pumpers on scene with the [...]
ACT Fire & Rescue is currently recieving calls from the public inquiring about the presence of smoke over the ACT.
The smoke is being blown into the Territory from bushfires burning in the Shoalhaven region of NSW.
There is currently no fires in the ACT generating this smoke.
9:16 PM 09/01/13
Damien has sent in this shot which you’ll be pleased to know is not a live test of nuclear weaponry in the middle of the city.
Where there’s smoke…
Pic of burn-out smoke from Summernats world record burnout. Photo taken from One Tree Hill fire tower.
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Territory and Municipal Services are giving notice that O’Connor’s Bruce Ridge is going to be providing the scenic smokiness tomorrow in a big 21 hectare burn.
UPDATE 11/05/12 09:48: We’re advised that after last night’s rain the burn has been postponed.
We were notified of today’s burn.
But it really is a lot of smoke!
Smee has sent in this picture of the burn in progress.
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Territory and Municipal Services are warning that due to Thursday’s city enveloping burn on Black Mountain they need the public to stay away from the trees that are yet to fall over:
Territory and Municipal Services wishes to advise the public that the north-west corner of Black Mountain is closed adjacent to Belconnen Way and [...]
ACT Fire Brigade currently on scene at ABC Childhood Centre on Farr Place, Isaacs investigating a smell of smoke.
No sign of fire.
Smell of smoke from a faulty light fitting.
Staff have safely evacuated 64 children from the centre as ACT Fire Brigade crews conduct atmospheric monitoring before allowing children to return inside.
Time of Emergency Triple Zero [...]
ACT Fire Brigade has advised a wall on an adjoining building has collapsed.
The collapse has not resulted in additional smoke being released.
Fire-fighters are continuing to contain the blaze.
7:00pm Friday 16 September 2011
The ACT Fire Brigade has now extinguished the fire about 22 hours after it started.
Firefighters will remain on scene overnight to ensure there are [...]
The ACT Fire Brigade is responding to reports of smoke at the Lower Molonglo Sewage Treatment Plan at West Belconnen.
Workers have been safely evacuated.
Update to follow.
12:59pm Saturday 10 September 2011
Firefighters confirmed no fire on scene.
Smoke caused by power failure on incinerator.
1:27pm Saturday 10 September 2011
Approximately 350 have been safely evacuated from Hughes Primary School following reports of smoke in the building.
The ACT Fire Brigade responded with multiple resources and found a faulty light fitting in the school library emitting smoke.
Firefighters are currently ventilating the area and will carry out atmospheric monitoring before allowing everyone back inside.
Evacuation was because of [...]
The Greens’ Amanda Bresnan has proposed her plans to deal with the scourge of woodsmoke over Canberra (RiotACT notes that recent smokey days were caused by fuel reduction in surrounding bushland).
Some of the suggestions are moderately sensible if you believe wood fires are a problem, as opposed to a cheap renewable heating solution. But check [...]
Yesterday we warned that there were going to be burn offs at Stromlo and Farrer.
It’s certainly an impressive plume visible from Civic this afternoon.
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Queanbeyan’s smoke problems are bad, too. The smell of smoke here is pervasive and looking into our narrow southern valley from heights reveals how so much pollution is caused by so few. Wood smoke is a rich cocktail of carcinogens, toxins and irritants.
Naturally, neighbours of polluters fare worse. One in eight [...]
The ESA are warning that they’re going to be doing a burn around Narrabundah over the weekend:
2:50pm Friday 24 September 2010 – Hazard reduction burn in Narrabundah on Sunday The ACT Rural Fire Service will be conducting a small hazard reduction burn at Narrabundah on Sunday 26 September 2010.
The burn on Jerrabomberra Avenue, between [...]
I’ve recently moved to Chifley and every night around 8pm there is a strong smell of cigarette/marijuana smoke that fills our house. It’s quite bizarre. We can close the windows but the smell is still really overpowering.
It could be the neighbours but my partner thinks it’s too strong to be one [...]
The ACT Emergency Services Agency advises us not to worry, the smoke is from fires on the South Coast.
2/10/2009 Smoke haze
The ESA advise the current smoke haze over parts of Canberra is coming from bushfires currently burning on the NSW South Coast.
There are no bushfires currently burning in the ACT.
For more information on bushfires in [...]
The ESA has just posted the following note:
Smoke across the A.C.T
Winds this morning are responsible for blowing smoke across some areas of the A.C.T from a fire in the Tallaganda State Forest near Rossi in NSW. There are currently no fires in the A.C.T.
So don’t panic.
The ESA has made the following statement:
Smoke across the ACT
Winds this afternoon are responsible for directing smoke across the ACT from bushfires interstate. Currently there are no fires in the ACT. ACT fire towers are manned and on normal bushfire alert.
So everyone stay cool.
Anybody know where all of this smoke is coming from? Either someone is having an epic BBQ or something is on fire.
ED – The ESA have this to say:
Easterly winds this afternoon are responsible for bringing smoke across the ACT from the NSW bushfires.
For more information on the fires in NSW click here.