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Smoke at Harman

By johnboy - 21 December 2013 4

ACT Fire & Rescue are investigating a smell of smoke in a vacant building on Bonshaw Road, Harman.

No sign of fire at this stage as crews continue investigations with smell of smoke near an air conditioning unit.

Three fire pumpers are on scene with the Bronto Skylift Hydraulic Platform, the Breathing Apparatus Van, the Hazardous Materials Unit and two Command vehicles.

Crews alerted following an Automatic Fire Alarm at 9.26pm.

Update to follow.

10:25 PM

ACT Fire & Rescue crews have cleared the smoke from the area and are continuing air monitoring operations to ensure the area is safe.

Crews will depart the area soon.

11:07 PM

[Courtesy ESA]

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4 Responses to
Smoke at Harman
c_c™ 1:22 am 23 Dec 13

Pork Hunt said :

troll-sniffer said :

Pork Hunt said :

That’s a huge response for what apparently a cat could have sprayed to put it out.
Eight vehicles and all they had was smoke?

And o course, had they only sent one truck and there was a fire that got away in today’s extreme fire danger, Pork Hunt would be the first to ask why they didn’t respond properly.

Call me old fashioned and perhaps a bit normal but I like to think that professionals employed to do a job normally have more of an idea of how to handle a situation than some armchair stirrer…

Definitely plead guilty to being an armchair stirrer but what was the Bronto doing there? And TWO command vehicles. There is nothing taller than a dugout at Harman ffs.

They seem to have been responding with the Bronto regularly of late. It’s use isn’t limited to accessing high places, it can also pour large amounts of water on a structure from height. Some metro fire brigades have dedicated pumpers that serve that function without having to use an entire Bronto rig (e.g. telesquirt).

As for the rest of the response, it is extensive, but given the nature of the place perhaps not surprising.

Pork Hunt 10:36 pm 22 Dec 13

troll-sniffer said :

Pork Hunt said :

That’s a huge response for what apparently a cat could have sprayed to put it out.
Eight vehicles and all they had was smoke?

And o course, had they only sent one truck and there was a fire that got away in today’s extreme fire danger, Pork Hunt would be the first to ask why they didn’t respond properly.

Call me old fashioned and perhaps a bit normal but I like to think that professionals employed to do a job normally have more of an idea of how to handle a situation than some armchair stirrer…

Definitely plead guilty to being an armchair stirrer but what was the Bronto doing there? And TWO command vehicles. There is nothing taller than a dugout at Harman ffs.

troll-sniffer 10:15 pm 22 Dec 13

Pork Hunt said :

That’s a huge response for what apparently a cat could have sprayed to put it out.
Eight vehicles and all they had was smoke?

And o course, had they only sent one truck and there was a fire that got away in today’s extreme fire danger, Pork Hunt would be the first to ask why they didn’t respond properly.

Call me old fashioned and perhaps a bit normal but I like to think that professionals employed to do a job normally have more of an idea of how to handle a situation than some armchair stirrer…

Pork Hunt 4:33 pm 22 Dec 13

That’s a huge response for what apparently a cat could have sprayed to put it out.
Eight vehicles and all they had was smoke?

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