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Emergency Services staff and volunteers pound the pavement tomorrow for charity

ACT Fire & Rescue will tomorrow, Tuesday 26 May, 2015, hold the annual Darren Wall Fun Run at Kings Park, Wendouree Drive, alongside Lake Burley Griffin, Parkes.

Now in its 15th year, staff and volunteers from the ACT Emergency Services Agency and the community are invited to join in the five kilometre course and remember a former firefighter from ACT Fire & Rescue who passed away from a heart attack.

Competitors will begin the course from 10am and the $10.00 entry fee will include a lunch afterwards provided by the ACT State Emergency Service.

Monies raised will support Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Update two – House fire in Turner

Firefighters discovered a few hot spots which they are currently dampening down.

Smoke will then be ventilated from the house then firefighters will conduct atmospheric monitoring.

Damage has been largely contained to a bedroom.

The cause will be investigated.

Update – House fire in Turner

Quick work by firefighters has prevented the fire from spreading throughout the house on Holder Street.

The fire was located in a bedroom of the property and has been extinguished.

Fire crews are now checking to ensure the fire didn’t spread into the the roof space.

Neighbours told firefighters there is no one currently living in the home.

House fire in Turner

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

The alarm was raised by a call to Emergency Triple Zero (000) at 11:07pm.

The first fire crew to arrive on scene confirmed the building was well alight.

Update to follow.

Flood in Weston gelato shop

A gelato business has been unexpectedly closed this afternoon after an automatic fire sprinkler activated.

ACT Fire & Rescue was called to the shop at Cooleman Court at 2:44 this afternoon.

Firefighters turned off the sprinkler and are now removing the excess water before handing the premises back to the owner.

It is not known what set off the sprinkler.