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Update two – House fire in Ngunnawal

The fire was contained to a room at the rear of the house.

The room and roof immediately above have sustained fire, smoke and water damage.

The initial estimated damage bill is $75,000.

There was no one home at the time. The fire was reported by a passing motorist who noticed smoke coming from the property.

The cause is unknown at this time.

Update – House fire in Ngunnawal

Smoke was coming from the building when the first fire crew arrived on scene.

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire before it could spread to other parts of home.

House fire in Ngunnawal

ACT Fire & Rescue is responding to a house fire in Ngunnawal.

They were alerted to the incident in Gurrang Avenue at 12:37pm.

Update to follow.

Hazard reduction burn at Gordon this weekend

The ACT Rural Fire Service will conduct a hazard reduction burn in Gordon this weekend.

The burn, at Point Hut Dog Park, will occur on Sunday weather permitting from 10:00am.

Just over six-and-a-half hectares will be burnt.

The ACTRFS will have 12 fire units on scene involved in the burn. Firefighters will remain on site until the area has been declared safe.

Temporary smoke cover may occur. Every effort is made to conduct the burns 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.

Update – Scrap yard fire in Beard

The fire has now been completely extinguished.

Crews will conduct mop-up operations and ensure there are no hot spots or flare-ups before departing the scene.