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Telephone exchange fire in Mitchell

Firefighters have extinguished a small fire in a telephone exchange this morning in Mitchell.

ACT Fire & Rescue was alerted to the incident in Sandford Street by an automatic fire alarm just after 7:30am.

Fire crews arrived a short time later and put out the fire.

Smoke is now being ventilated from the building.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Hazard reduction burn

A pre approved burn will be conducted tonight by the Rural Fire Service.

It will start around 6pm along Jerrabomberra Avenue in Symonston, covering 0.5 hectares.

Temporary smoke cover may occur around Symonston and Narrabundah.

Every effort is made to conduct the burn in weather conditions that will minimise the impact of smoke in the area.

The Health Directorate advises that people with asthma, other chronic respiratory and/or chronic cardiac diseases should not perform vigorous exercise and should stay inside if affected by the smoke.

People with asthma in particular should continue their medication and consult their general practitioner if they have any difficulties.

Parkwood Mulch Fire

ACT Fire & Rescue and the Rural Fire Service have been called back to the mulch fire at the Parkwood Recycling Estate in Holt after it began to smoulder.

An owner of the business called Emergency Services around midday.

There is quite a deep seeded hot spot that has been located.

It is being pulled apart with heavy machinery and fire crews are wetting it down with foam and water.

Update – Four car crash in Belconnen

A 38-year-old woman has been transported to hospital with multiple injuries.

She was assessed on scene by intensive care paramedics and is in a stable condition.

No other drivers required treatment.

Four car crash in Belconnen

Firefighters are using hydraulic rescue tools to free patients trapped in a car that overturned following a crash.

The crash, on Lathlain Street, involved four vehicles.

ACT Fire & Rescue has two pumpers on scene. The ACT Ambulance Service is also in attendance.

An Emergency Triple Zero (000) call was received just before 5:30pm.

Update to come.