Emergency services moved to contain a bushfire burning in Namadgi National Park outside of Canberra on January 27.
The ACT Emergency Services Agency issued a ‘Watch and Act’ warning to Orroral Valley residents.
A tall column of smoke was seen billowing from the National Park from suburbs in Canberra’s south. “It was a small wisp of smoke and within minutes a monster. Pretty scary,” Instagram user allthatisnature, who shot video of the smoke rising from the fire ground, told Storyful.
On January 26 ACT Fire authorities declared the Beard Fire contained. The blaze destroyed 1 facility and three vehicles after breaking out near Canberra Airport on January 22. Credit: allthatisnature via Storyful