Australia fires live: Canberra airport closed as bushfire flares up on NSW south coast – latest updates






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The conditions in Canberra are pretty abysmal.

Video from the Brindabella business park, which was threatened by the Pialligo fire, shows the strong winds ripping through the trees and thick blankets of smoke. The business park sits right next to Canberra airport and has offices for a number of government departments and the big corporate accounting firms Deloitte and KPMG.

Christopher Knaus
(@knausc)

Pretty awful conditions in Canberra. This vision just sent to me by someone at Brindabella Business Park, which is being threatened by the Pialligo fire. pic.twitter.com/I7yfX9a2mA


January 23, 2020

It’s understood that a number of office workers have been treated for smoke inhalation after being evacuated. The speed of the fire had caused considerable concern, and spot fires are still being put out.

Emily Barton
(@emilybarton1211)

Firefighters are working to stop the fire jumping Pialligo Ave to be Brindabella Business Park. #WINNews6pm pic.twitter.com/muChlfh6BN


January 23, 2020

Warnings have also been issued for Oaks Estate, a relatively isolated suburb near the ACT-NSW border.

Oaks Estate is the most disadvantaged suburb in Canberra and locals have accused the government of treating it as a “leper colony” and creating “disadvantage by design” by leaving “vulnerable men with complex mental health and drug problems” in the suburb’s ageing public housing complexes without proper access to the rest of the city.

There is no direct bus line between Oaks Estate and Canberra.

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