News Alerts

Classroom fire at Calwell Primary School

All students and staff at Calwell Primary School have been evacuated following reports of a fire in a classroom.

ACT Fire & Rescue are on scene at Downard Street.

Firefighters were alerted by an Automatic Fire Alarm which was followed by a call to Emergency Triple Zero (000).

Update to come.

Update – House fire in Chifley

The fire has been extinguished.

The cause of the fire is not suspicious. It’s believed the fire started from a lamp.

Firefighters are ventilating the home and checking for fire extension. They will leave the scene once it is deemed safe.

House fire in Chifley

Firefighters are working to extinguish a fire in a Chifley home.

Crews were called to Eggleston Crescent at 2:45pm.

The fire, which is under control, started in the lounge room area and has extended to the roof.

There was no one home at the time the fire started.

ACT Fire & Rescue has three pumpers, the Breathing Apparatus Van and two commanders on scene.

Update to come.

Gas leak on Parkes Way

Emergency Services have responded to a high pressure gas leak from a pipeline along Parkes Way near Anzac Park West.

Eight people were evacuated. ActewAGL are on scene and have turned off the gas.

ACT Fire & Rescue has two pumpers, the Breathing Appartus Van and two commanders on scene. ACT Ambulance is also in attendance but no injuries have been reported.

Time of call was 9:54am.

Chimney fire in Gowrie

Firefighters have extinguished a chimney fire in Gowrie.

ACT Fire & Rescue was called to Beardsmore Place at 6:45pm. Two people had self-evacuated when units arrived.

The fire was contained to the chimney and fireplace with no extension into the ceiling.

There is some smoke logging throughout the house and crews are conducting ventilation operations.

Two pumpers, the Breathing Apparatus Van and a commander are on scene.