ACT Fire & Rescue is urging the community to only ring Emergency Triple Zero (000) for life threatening emergencies.
Fire crews have received over 80 automatic fire alarms notifications since the storm struck the ACT this afternoon. Firefighters are attending to these alarms as quickly as possible with additional crews activated to assist in this task.
Many people are also calling Emergency Triple Zero (000) to report the alarms going off.
ACT Fire & Rescue is aware of these and strongly urge people to refrain from also ringing through unless it is a life threatening situation.