Update – Apartment fire reported in Belconnen

Fire crews were alerted by multiple automatic fire alarms.

The fire was located on the 10th floor of the building but was extinguished by a roof mounted sprinkler before firefighters arrived on scene.

The cause has been determined as accidental from a candle.

An estimated 40 people were evacuated and remain outside. Fire crews are currently ventilating the area before allowing residents back inside.

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