ACTF&R deployment to Victoria

ACTF&R has deployed 10 personal to assist the Country Fire Authority at a major fire in a rubbish tip in Somerton, north of Melbourne.

The resources deployed include one heavy CAFS unit and two light CAFS units with one Commander, two Station Officers, six firefighters and one fleet mechanic.

Fire conditions in the ACT are forecast to be mild until at least mid-week and this deployment will not impact on the level of fire protection to Canberra and its surrounding regions.

The ESA contingent departed Saturday evening, driving to Seymour where it will be accommodated overnight. The ACTF&R deployment will commence operations on the fireground on Sunday morning.

It is expected the crew will be deployed in Victoria until Wednesday, 25 November.