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By johnboy - 7 January 2013 0

The ACT Rural Fire Service is currently responding to a forest fire burning in the central part of the Namadgi National Park.

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

The ACT Rural Fire Service has four units responding to the scene.

The fire is located near Rendezvous Creek and no property is under threat at this time.

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.

6:43 PM 06/01/13

The ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a forest fire burning in the western region of the Namadgi National Park.

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

The ACT Rural Fire Service has six units, 35 personnel, two bulldozers and two water bomber helicopters on scene. These crews will be shortly stood down at 7pm with fresh crews to replace them to maintain the containment efforts overnight.

ACT Fire & Rescue are also assisting in operations at the Glendale depot with a fire pumper and a logistics support vehicle. Crews have been providing firefighting coverage whilst water bombing helicopters refuel to help ensure safety.

The ACT State Emergency Service has also been assisting with logistics support to the firefighting efforts.

The fire is located near Mount Ginini and not threatening any property.

The fire is approximately 26 hectares in size and is being controlled.

The fire is burning at a slow rate.

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.

6:56 PM 06/01/13

The ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a forest fire burning in the far south west region of the Namagi National Park.

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

The fire is located near Sentry Box Mountain near the ACT and NSW border and is currently not threatening any property.

The fire is approximately five hectares in size.

The fire is burning at a slow rate.

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.

7:08 PM 06/01/13

The ACT Rural Fire Service has located the forest fire burning in the central part of the Namadgi National Park.

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

Additional crews from the ACT Rural Fire Service will directly access the fire at first light tomorrow morning.

The fire is located near Rendezvous Creek and no property is under threat at this time.

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.

9:54 PM 06/01/13

The ACT Rural Fire Service has continued to work overnight on extinguishing a forest fire burning in the western region of the Namadgi National Park.

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

Fresh ACT Rural Fire Service crews will replace overnight firefighters at 7 o’clock this morning.

The fire is located near Mount Ginini and not threatening any property.

The fire is approximately 26 hectares in size and is being controlled.

The fire is burning at a slow rate.

6:28 AM 07/01/13

The ACT Rural Fire Service will recommence work this morning to extinguish a forest fire burning in the far south west region of the Namagi National Park.

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

The fire is located near Sentry Box Mountain near the ACT and NSW border and is currently not threatening any property.

ACT Rural Fire Service raft crews will be airlifted onto the hard to access fireground at 7 o’clock this morning.

The fire is approximately five hectares in size.

The fire is burning at a slow rate.

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.

6:34 AM 07/01/13

A helicopter will be deployed this morning to provide more information on a forest fire located in a hard to access central part of the Namadgi National Park.

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

The fire was reported late yesterday.

The situation report from the air will allow the ACTRFS to assess what resources and which type should be deployed to the scene to fight the fire.

The fire is located near Rendezvous Creek and no property is under threat at this time.

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.

6:43 AM 07/01/13

The ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a forest fire burning at in the western region of Namadgi National Park.

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

The ACT Rural Fire Service has two Remote Area Firefighting Teams (RAFT) and two waterbombing helicopters on scene.

The fire is located near Mount GininI.

The fire is approximately 26 in size and is being controlled.

The fire is burning at a slow rate.

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.

11:04 AM 07/01/13

The ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a forest fire fire burning at far south west region of Namadgi National Park.

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

The ACT Rural Fire Service multiple fire tankers, two waterbombing helicopters and two bulldozers on scene.

The fire is located Sentry Box Mountain near the ACT NSW border from .

The fire is approximately five in size and is being controlled.

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

11:10 AM 07/01/13

The ACT Rural Fire Service is using specialist Remote Area Firefighting Teams (RAFT) and a waterbombing helicopter to extinguish a forest fire fire burning at central area of Namadgi National Park.

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

The ACT Rural Fire Service has confirmed there are eigfht trees that are smouldering over an 8 kilometre area after being struck by lightening on the weekend.

RAFT crews including specialist tree fallers are now working to cut down the trees and and extinguish them. The area will then be waterbombed if required.

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.

11:30 AM 07/01/13

The ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a forest fire burning in the western region of Namadgi National Park.

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

The ACT Rural Fire Service has 10 Rural Fire Service fire tankers and crews with assistance from the ACT State Emergency Service and one waterbombing helicopter on scene.

The fire is located near Mount Ginini.

The fire is approximately 26 hectares in size and is being contained.

At the current fire danger level of high fires can be controlled.

There is little to no risk to life and property from this fire.

4:38 PM 07/01/13

The ACT Rural Fire Service has extinguished a cluster of small fires located at Rendezvous Creek within Namadgi National Park following weekend lightning strikes

A helicopter has water bombed the area yesterday and today with no further sign of smoke in the area at this stage.

The ACT Rural Fire Service have and will continue to monitor the area into tomorrow for any further signs of fire.

4:42 PM 07/01/12

The ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a forest fire burning in the far south west region of the Namadgi National Park.

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

The ACT Rural Fire Service has one waterbombing helicopter and two Remote Area Fire Teams on scene.

The fire is located near Sentry Box Mountain near the ACT/NSW border.

The fire is approximately five hectares in size and is being controlled.

At the current fire danger level of high fires can be controlled.

There is little to no risk to life and property from this fire.

4:55 PM 07/01/13

ACT Rural Fire Service crews have continued to mop up a forest fire fire overnight burning near Mount Ginini in the western region of Namadgii National Park.

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

The ACT Rural Fire Service has four units on scene with a shift changeover to occur at 0700.

The fire is approximately 26 hectares in size and is under control.

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.

6:02 AM 08/01/13

A helicopter reconnaissance flight is being undertaken by the ACT Rural Fire Service this morning to determine if there is any fire still burning at Sentry Box within the far south west region of Namadgi National Park.

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

The chopper will use infrared detection equipment to pick up the presence of any hot spots in the area to determine if any firefighting resources need to be deployed to the scene today.

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.

6:11 AM 08/01/13

A helicopter reconnaissance flight is being undertaken by the ACT Rural Fire Service this morning to determine if there is any fire still burning at Rendezvous Creek within the National Park.

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

The area was waterbombed yesterday which extinguished a cluster of fires started by lightning strikes on Sunday.

The chopper will use infrared detection equipment to pick up the presence of any hot spots in the area to determine if any firefighting resources need to be deployed to the scene today.

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.

6:16 AM 08/01/13

[Courtesy ESA]

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