Following multiple Triple Zero (000) calls this evening, ACT Fire & Rescue has investigated reports of a fire at the Belconnen Markets.
Investigations found no active fire at the markets and that the smoke sighted was coming from a chimney attached to a butcher’s meat smoker.
ACT Fire & Rescue would like to thank the community for their vigilance in reporting a possible fire.
Emergency services have now departed the scene.
Unattended cooking left on a stove top has caused the evacuation of up to ten residents from an apartment building in Macquarie.
ACT Fire & Rescue responded to the scene shortly before 9:00 pm. Up to four apartments are heavily smoke-logged.
Firefighters are currently assessing the damage and ventilating the building.
ACT ESA urge the community to never leave cooking unattended; “Don’t stop looking while you’re cooking”.
ACT Fire & Rescue have completed operations on Bugden Avenue, Fadden. The cause of fire has been determined to be not suspicious. The property has been handed back to the owners and Budgen Avenue has been reopened.
ACT Fire & Rescue (ACTF&R) have extinguished the house fire on Bugden Avenue, Fadden. Firefighter will remain on site to conduct operations and monitor for any reignitions. ACTF&R were supported by ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Policing during this incident. There were no reported injuries and the northern section of Bugden Avenue remains closed at this time.
ACT Fire & Rescue are responding to a house fire on Bugden Avenue at the eastern intersection of Maughan Cresent in Fadden. Bugden Avenue is closed, please avoid the area. Update to follow.