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House fire in Casey

Act Fire & Rescue and the ACT Ambulance Service have attended a house fire in Casey.

Crews were alerted to the incident on Hogg Street at 9.33pm and arrived to find the home owners had extinguished the kitchen oil fire themselves.

A male occupant in his 30s suffered superficial burns to his arms and was stabilised at the scene by intensive care paramedics before being transported to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

Fire in roof – Ainslie

Damage has been contained to the roof space of a home in Ainslie after a fire started in a light fitting.

ACT Fire & Rescue was called out to the incident in Tyson Street at 6:14pm and arrived to find smoke issuing from the roof.

Firefighters were able to gain access to the roof space and quickly extinguish the blaze.

Damage was minor and hazmat team is currently investigating the air quality before allowing residents to return to the house.

Two pumpers, breathing apparatus support, hazmat and a commander were responded.

Garage fire in Richardson

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a garage fire in Richardson.

Crews were alerted to the incident on Beattie Crescent at 9.44am and responded with two fire pumpers, breathing apparatus support, a hazmat unit and a commander.

The blaze in a garage attached to the home was quickly brought under control and no damage was done to the house itself.

Hazmat crews are currently ventilating and monitoring air quality but the residents, who safely self-evacuated, will be allowed to return soon.

No persons were injured and the cause is, as yet, unknown.

Single vehicle crash in Dickson

ACT Fire & Rescue has safely extricated an elderly driver from a single vehicle crash in Dickson.

Crews were alerted to the incident in Dickson Place at 10:51am and arrived to find a car had crashed through an external courtyard wall at the Dickson Health Centre.

ACT Ambulance Service intensive-care paramedics treated the man at the scene and he is being transported to The Canberra Hospital with very minor injuries.

No structural damage is reported, as the wall was part of a courtyard area, not the building itself.

Update four – Building fire in Fyshwick

The fire has now been fully extinguished.

Fire crews are starting to be released from the scene.

The cause of the fire is unknown but will be investigated.