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Small fire in Florey Primary School library

Investigations are underway following a small fire in the Florey Primary School library.

The fire is not believed to be suspicious, with firefighters saying it was caused by a suspected electrical fault.

ACT Fire & Rescue responded to an Automatic Fire Alarm at about 2:30am.

On arrival crews found a lounge suite alight. The fire was extinguished quickly and contained to the lounge.

Damage to books was minimal, however, there was some heat damage to associated electrical equipment in the room.

ACT Education and Training has advised school will operate as normal for students today.

ACT Fire & Rescue sent two pumpers, the Breathing Apparatus Van and a commander to the incident.

Update – Pergola fire in Dunlop

The fire has been extinguished and crews are conducting mopping up operations.

There was no one home at the time of the incident.

The fire extended slightly into the roof space of the single level home but was brought under control quickly by firefighters.

The entertainment area under the pergola was extensively damaged.

The damage bill is estimated at $20,000.

Investigations into the cause are now underway.

Pergola fire in Dunlop

A pergola has caught alight at a house in Dunlop.

Firefighters are working to contain the fire from spreading further.

Two ACT Fire & Rescue pumpers are on scene at Thornhill Crescent.

The Emergency Triple Zero (000) call was made at 8:41am.

Update to come.

Update two – ADVICE – Grass fire at Kowen Pine Forest

The ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a grass fire burning at Kowen Pine Forest.

The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.

The ACT Rural Fire Service has 12 units in attendance. Two dozers are working to construct containment lines. Another dozer will be on scene shortly.

The fire is located north of the Kings Highway.

The fire is now approximately 6 hectares in size.

The Fire Danger Rating where this fire is burning is HIGH.

Fires burning in HIGH conditions can be controlled.

There is little to no risk to life and property in the urban and rural areas of the ACT.