Is it safe to go outside?

johnboy 16 September 2011 13
Photo by John Lafferty

The ACT Fire Brigade have received a number of enquires via telephone and social media asking whether it is safe to go outdoors.

Due to changes in wind direction and as a precautionary measure the ACT Fire Brigade advises residents located in Campbell, Braddon, Downer, Dickson and Watson to try and remain indoors and people to avoid the area if possible. It is safe for residents outside the exclusion zone to travel outdoors.

People who have concerns they may have come into contact with the product of the smoke plume and have any symptoms should seek medical attention at an emergency department or ring emergency triple zero 000 for life threatening cases.

[Courtesy ESA, photo by John Lafferty]


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Jethro Jethro 11:01 pm 18 Sep 11

Disposable said :

montana said :

Is the babies flea market still on at EPIC tomorrow?

It sure is. 9-12pm

All baby items come specially wrapped in PCBs.

Disposable Disposable 10:40 pm 16 Sep 11

montana said :

Is the babies flea market still on at EPIC tomorrow?

It sure is. 9-12pm

EvanJames EvanJames 10:36 pm 16 Sep 11

What wind change? It changed early this morning. Hasn’t changed since. went slightly north of NNW, but that was it.

montana montana 7:54 pm 16 Sep 11

Is the babies flea market still on at EPIC tomorrow?

el el 7:26 pm 16 Sep 11

Spoono said :

I can’t believe they are shutting ALL of Mitchell down all weekend, i had shit i needed to buy there tomoz. Bastards!

There might be places in Fyshwick you can purchase the same ‘goods’?

Watson Watson 7:11 pm 16 Sep 11

Nice pic.

There was another update to say that everyone was allowed outside now. But to practice caution around Mitchell, whatever that means.

Henry82 Henry82 7:05 pm 16 Sep 11

I went out for a walk today and didn’t notice anything. I do have a bit of a tingly nose, but i don’t think that’s related.

Darkfalz Darkfalz 6:56 pm 16 Sep 11

Spoono said :

I can’t believe they are shutting ALL of Mitchell down all weekend, i had shit i needed to buy there tomoz. Bastards!

Those swine. If people want to inhale toxic chemicals while browsing market stalls they should have the right to.

bigfeet bigfeet 6:34 pm 16 Sep 11

Have pizza deliveries been affected?

There are finals of two different codes of football on tonight.

I have stocked up on beer, but I will require food at some stage.

Spoono Spoono 6:15 pm 16 Sep 11

I can’t believe they are shutting ALL of Mitchell down all weekend, i had shit i needed to buy there tomoz. Bastards!

carnardly carnardly 5:30 pm 16 Sep 11

the zombies will get you….. “live braiiiinnnnnnns”

Merle Merle 4:57 pm 16 Sep 11

Well I’ve been seeing people out and about walking the dog/doing the gardening/wandering around with vague expressions on their faces all over Ainslie all day (zombies?!) – I think your groceries are probably still on their way.

Dante Dante 4:30 pm 16 Sep 11

Hmmm… I wonder if my groceries will still get delivered tonight!

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