Ironing machine malfunctions and creates smoke at Crowne Plaza

Approximately 25 people have been evacuated from the Crowne Plaza, Binara Street, City after an ironing machine malfunctioned and created smoke in the basement.

ACT Fire & Rescue attended with three fire pumpers, the Breathing Apparatus Van, the Hazardous Materials Unit and one Commander and have ventilated the area.

Staff and guests are expected to return to the building shortly.

The damage was confined to the ironing machine in the laundry only with some smoke spread through the basement area.

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