Heavy smoke to sweep across Canberra

Share Canberra's trusted news:

SMOKE from back-burning operations will be visible to southern suburbs of the ACT and then later today (February 3) a southerly wind change around 4pm will bring heavy smoke across Canberra that is likely to linger until tomorrow. 

Cotter Road on the worst of bushfire smoke days… Sunday, January 5. Photo: Kate Meikle

The ESA has set the fire at an advice level bushfire warning and crews are working to strengthen containment lines, with a focus on the northern side of Mt Tennent and the western face of the fire ground near Mt Franklin Road.

The agency is advising residents in and near the Orroral Valley to remain vigilant as the fire continues to burn out of control.

There are no properties under threat at this time.

Who Can You Trust?

In a world beleaguered by spin and confused messages, there's never been more need for diverse, trustworthy, independent journalism in Canberra.

Who can you trust? Well, for more than 25 years, "CityNews" has proudly been an independent, free, family-owned news magazine, serving the national capital with quality, integrity and authority. Through our weekly magazine and daily through our digital platforms, we constantly and reliably deliver high-quality and diverse opinion, news, arts, socials and lifestyle columns.

If you trust our work online and believe in the power of independent voices, I encourage you to make a small contribution.

Every dollar of support will be invested back into our journalism so we can continue to provide a valuably different view of what's happening around you and keep citynews.com.au free.

Click here to make your donation and you will be supporting the future of journalism and media diversity in the ACT.

Thank you,

Ian Meikle, editor

Previous articleWhelan keeps the total fire ban in place
Next articleGun membership is McKenzie’s undoing

Leave a Reply