19 June 2020

Fire near ACT/NSW border at Sutton

| My Gungahlin
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The NSW Rural Fire Service is currently working to extinguish a fast moving bush and grass fire at Sutton.

Multiple units from ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service are on scene assisting with firefighting operations including water bombing aircraft.

The fire is currently burning in an easterly direction away from the ACT. There is no threat to the ACT from the fire.

The fire is generating a large amount of smoke which is covering northern parts of the ACT.

Some reports on social media indicate there are fire burning in Gungahlin suburbs. This is not the case.

A change in wind direction is forecast to occur early tonight.

This is likely to result in smoke being blown back over the northern suburbs and surrounds.

The Emergency Services Agency is wokring with NSWRFS and is monitoring the situation closely.

It has been advised the community to go to the NSWRFS website for updates on the fire atSutton.

If there is any threat to the ACT from this fire or any other fire that may start appropriate alerts and or warnings will be issued immediately by Emergency Service Australia.

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