20 January 2021

Updated: Emergency service crews working to contain grass fire at Queanbeyan

| Michael Weaver
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Firefighters mopping up at the scene of the grass fire at Oaks Estate

Firefighters mopping up at the scene of the grass fire at Oaks Estate. Photo: ESA.

Updated 3:50 pm, 20 January: A small grass fire on the border of the ACT and NSW near Oaks Estate has been extinguished, according to the ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA).

“Firefighters will remain on scene throughout the afternoon to mop up and blackout the fire ground,” an ESA spokesperson said.

“The fire burnt less than one hectare of grassland in the vicinity of the Queanbeyan River.”

Map of A grass fire is burning at Oaks Estate.

A grass fire is burning at Oaks Estate. Photo: Screenshot

The advice-level grass fire was burning out of control at Oaks Estate near Queanbeyan this afternoon (20 January).

A spokesperson from the ACT Emergency Services Agency said there was no threat to property and firefighters are working to get the fire under control.

The fire began at about 2:20 pm. The source of the fire is unknown.

The fire was burning in the High Street and William Street area of Oaks Estate, right on the ACT border.

Fire crews from ACT Fire and Rescue, ACT Rural Fire Service, Queanbeyan Fire and Rescue, NSW Rural Fire Service and ACT Parks and Conservation Service all worked to contain the grass fire which is about one hectare in size.

“At the moment, the fire remains at advice level and there is no threat to homes,” an ESA spokesperson told Region Media.

“Crews are working to contain the fire as well as gain access to a number of areas given its location.”

People can track the fire on the NSW Fires Near Me website.

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