UPDATE 5:50 pm: The ESA has issued an EMERGENCY WARNING level warning for Beard, Oaks Estate and West Queanbeyan. Seek shelter immediately. The ESA has advised that it is now too late to leave. If you are not in the area, do not return.
https://t.co/BgFifPBSQL(12 minutes ago)
There is an Emergency level Bush Fire on Scherger drive Fairbairn (near the airport) with multiple Fire Units in attendance. Residents in Beard and Oaks Estate are being asked to leave the area and head towards Queanbeyan.
https://t.co/t8Wzbq3fCi(24 minutes ago)
Piallago avenue heading to Queanbeyan is currently closed, with 2 fire crews on scene attending to a grass fire. The smoke can be seen from the MIT baseball field in Narrabundah. Thanks to Megan-Kate for the photo. (1 hour ago)