Wallaroo grassfire

By 30 December, 2013 0

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The ACT Rural Fire Service and ACT Fire & Rescue is currently responding to a grass fire burning at on the ACT / NSW border at Wallaroo.

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.

The fire is approximately two hectares in size and is out of control.

Update to follow.

6:32 PM

The ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a grass fire burning at Wallaroo on the ACT / NSW border.

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

The ACT Rural Fire Service has multiple units on scene.

The fire is located in an area known as Gungahlin Eucalypts.

The fire on the ACT side of the border is approximately two hectares in size and is under control. Crews expected to remain on scene for a few hours tonight to conduct mopping up to ensure the fire is fully extinguished.

The fire started in adjacent land in NSW which is being attended to by the NSW Rural Fire Service.

6:43 PM

The ACT Rural Fire Service has completely extinguished a grass fire burning at Wallaroo on the ACT / NSW border.

The fire, in an area known as the Gungahlin Eucalypts, was contained to two hectares in size on ACT land.

Initial investigations have indicated the fire started on the ACT side of the border and may be suspicious. The fire also spread into NSW which was extinguished by the NSW Rural Fire Service Wallaroo Brigade.

A joint forensic investigation will now be undertaken by the ACT Rural Fire Service and ACT Policing to determine the cause.

8:15 PM

[Courtesy ESA]

[Photo by P1]

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