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Grass fire at Pierces Creek

By johnboy - 15 December 2012 0

The ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a scrub fire burning on Mine Shaft Road, in the Pierces Creek Forest Area.

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

ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service have five units on scene.

The fire is located 300 metres from Paddy’s River Road.

The fire is approximately three quarters of a hectare in size and is being controlled.

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

1:18 PM

ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service are working to extinguish a scrub fire burning on Mine Shaft Road, in the Pierces Creek Forest Area.

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

The ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service has five units on scene.

The fire is located 300 metres from Paddys River Road from .

The fire is approximately three quarters of a hectare in size and is contained.

Crews are conducting mopping up operations.

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.

1:40 PM

ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) are releasing some units from the scene at Mineshaft Road.

The ACTRFS have one heavy tanker, two medium tankers and one command vehicle on scene to continue with mopping up operations and patrol.

2:16 PM

Fire has been extinguished.

Crews will depart the scene shortly.

Cause of fire unknown.

Total area burned one hectare.

2:59 PM

[Courtesy ESA]

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