Kitchen fire at Belconnen apartment building

Residents on the 20th floor of a Belconnen apartment building have been evacuated following a kitchen fire.

ACT Fire & Rescue were called to the Sentinel Apartments on Benjamin Way just before midnight.

The fire had set off the building’s automatic fire alarm and sprinkler system, which assisted in containing the spread of the fire.

Three pumpers, the Hazardous Materials Unit, Breathing Apparatus Van and two commanders have responded to the incident.

Update to come.

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