Update Two – Automatic Fire Alarm at Parliament House

Firefighters have isolated the source of the smell.

Crews have conducted ventilation operations in the server room.

ACT Fire & Rescue will shortly hand the scene to Parliament House officials.

The fire system has been reset. Units will begin leaving soon.

Update – Automatic Fire Alarm at Parliament House

Investiations are ongoing.

An airconditioning mechanic is now on site assisting firefighters.

Crews are searching each plant room with a thermal camera to determine which electric motor may be causing the smell of smoke.

Update to follow.

Automatic Fire Alarm at Parliament House

ACT Fire & Rescue is responding to an automatic fire alarm at Parliament House.

A smell of smoke in a computer room was reported at 6:40pm.

Two pumpers, the Breathing Apparatus Van, Hazardous Materials Unit and a commander is on scene.

Crews are currently investigating.

Update to follow.

Woman in hospital after kitchen fire

A woman with minor smoke inhalation has been taken to Calvary Hospital for treatment.

The resident rang Emergency Triple Zero (000) after oil caught alight whilst she was cooking.

The woman self-evacuated before ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Ambulance Service arrived at Sanford Place in Kaleen.

Two pumpers, the Hazardous Materials Unit, Breathing Apparatus Van and a commander attended the scene.

Crews were able to extinguish the fire quickly and there was minimal damage to the kitchen.

Atmospheric testing is being undertaken and units will leave the scene shortly.

Private landholder to conduct hazard reduction burn today

A private landholder will today, Wednesday 10 September, 2014, conduct a small hazard reduction burn of two piles of vegetation at Block 217 Paddy’s River Road, Corin Forest near the Corin Recreation Area.

Temporary smoke cover may occur.

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

stormsafe weather the stormSave the app that could save your lifeFires near me - Download the app for your mobile deviceESA Station upgrade and relocation strategy