28 February 2023

Grass fire sparked near Majura Firing Range

| Claire Fenwicke
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The grass fire is being kept under control. Photo: ESA.

Firefighting crews are keeping a blaze under control near the Majura Parkway.

The grass fire is about 200 metres by 200 metres in size and is located off Majura Road, between the AFP Police Training Centre and the Majura Firing Range.

At around 3:30 pm this afternoon (28 February), the Emergency Services Agency (ESA) has advised ACT Fire and Rescue, ACT Rural Fire Service (RFS) and ACT Parks and Conservation Service are on scene. No properties are under threat at this time.

There are 13 firefighting units on the ground to keep the area safe.

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The public has been asked to avoid the area.

The fire is producing a lot of smoke, which the Wamboin RFS warned was expected to drift over Wamboin and surrounding areas.

There’s no indication of a cause, which will be investigated once the fire has been extinguished.

If you spot an unattended fire or are in a life-threatening emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

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