7:40pm Saturday 13 August 2011 – Small fire extinguished in clothes dryer at Kingston Hotel

ACT Fire Brigade on scene at the Kingston Hotel, Canberra Ave, Kingston following a small fire in a clothes dryer.

Fire has been extinguished.

Approx 100 staff and patrons have been evacuated as crews carry out ventilation and air monitoring.

Minimal fire damage confined to the room of origin in the bathroom.

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics also on scene with no patients treated or transported to hospital and will remain on site as a precaution and to support ACT Fire Brigade.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 7.02pm.

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