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Update two – Suspected gas leak in Bruce

The source of the smell that was initially suspected to be a gas leak, turned out to be a decomposing battery in a piece of cleaning equipment in a storage cupboard.

Update – Suspected gas leak in Bruce

Hazmat crews have isolated the source of the issue and rectified it.

Occupants of the building are new being allowed to return.

Suspected gas leak in Bruce

ACT Fire & Rescue is currently investigating a suspected gas leak in Bruce.

Crews were alerted to the incident on Eastern Valley Way at 8.55am and responded with two fire pumpers, breathing apparatus support and a hazmat unit.

Approximately 100 people have been evacuated from the building and firefighters are investigating the cause.

ACTF&R attend Fyshwick incident

Firefighters are investigating the discovery of chemicals in a filing cabinet discarded on Tennant Street in Fyshwick.

ACT Fire & Rescue was called to the incident at 1:30pm.

The hazardous materials unit, breathing apparatus van, a pumper and a commander are on scene.

Firefighters are conducting several tests to identify the substance.

There is no threat to surrounding businesses.

Two car crash in Farrer

Three people have been transported to the Canberra Hospital following a two-car crash in Farrer.

The ACT Ambulance Service responded to the incident on Yamba Drive near Dookie Street at 8:50pm.

A 50-year-old man and 41-year-old woman sustained upper body injuries, and were transported to the Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

The driver of the other car, a 25-year-old woman also sustained upper body injuries and is in a stable condition after being assessed by intensive care paramedics.