The ACT is in a state of emergency as high temperatures and strong winds threaten to spread the Orroral Valley bushfire close to Canberra's southern suburbs.
Residents of Tharwa and the southern Canberra suburbs of Banks, Gordon, and Conder should monitor the fire conditions closely and be ready to act.
MORE COVERAGE OF A.C.T. FIRES:
- What you need to know about the state of emergency
- Erindale College evacuation centre open to those who need help
- Colinton residents prepare to defend homes from fire
- ACT temperature soars past 40 but high humidity provides fire relief
- 'We're staying to fight': Brumby brothers prepare for fire to hit
- Horse owners band together after evacuating to EPIC
- Flare-up on Kings Highway, traffic control in place
- 'When it does happen, it's game on': Queanbeyan brigade deployed to Michelago
- Elevated fire conditions to hit the ACT on Saturday afternoon
- ESA to 'lean forward' on evacuations if fires threaten suburbs
- 'Potential to spread close to suburbs of Canberra': ESA reveals predicted fire spread
- How the fire is being fought from the air
- Michelago braced for fire on Saturday
- Authorities issue warning over 'disaster tourists'
The live blog, below, sometimes takes a moment to appear. The latest update from the ACT ESA is often pinned to the top, and rolling updates appear below it.