ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a fire on a stove top in a Chifley home this morning.
Residents were cooking at the time in the single storey, Allwood Street residence and were notified of the fire following a working smoke alarm sounding.
The three occupants of the home all safely self evacuated and contacted Emergency Triple Zero (000) at 1.30am.
Two fire pumpers, a Command Officer and the Breathing Apparatus Van were called to the scene and are now conducting ventilation and air monitoring operations. Crews will depart the scene shortly.
Fire damage contained to the stove with the remainder of the three bedroom house sustaining smoke damage.
ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have assessed and treated one female patient for smoke inhalation with transport to hospital not required.
ACT Fire & Rescue would like to remind the community to “Don’t stop looking while you’re cooking” and to have a well maintained smoke alarm.
The ACT Rural Fire Service will tomorrow, Sunday 19 May, 2013, conduct two hazard reduction burns at Kowen and Nicholls.
The Kowen burn will commence at 9.30am east of the Yass and Sutton Roads intersection, between the Molonglo River and Railway line.
Two heavy tankers, two command vehicles, one medium tanker, one light unit and 15 personnel will conduct the burn, which will be approximately 14 hectares in size.
The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the Pialligo burn will be M13.
The Nicholls burn will commence at 11.30am, in a reserve near Stedman Place and Viner Place.
One heavy tanker, one medium tanker, one command vehicle and eight personnel will conduct the burn of approximately one hectare.
The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the Nicholls burn will be K9.
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.
The fire is now contained and under control.
Two Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS) tankers, two ACTRFS tankers, an ACTRFS Group Officer and an ACTF&R Commander are currently on scene.
Crews will remain on site dampening down the mulch pile for the next hour.
Firefighters are using Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS) to knock the fire down.
The fire is approximately 100 square metres in size.
One pumper, two Compressed Air Foam Units (CAFS), four tankers and a Commander are on scene.
Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 2:52pm.
ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service are currently responding to a mulch fire at Parkwood Road, Recycling Circuit, Belconnen.
One pumper, two Compressed Air Foam Units (CAFS) and four tankers are on scene.
Update to follow.