Fire crews have confirmed there is no house fire in Gilmore.
Residents were undertaking a burn off in their backyard.
ACT Fire & Rescue also responded to reports of a house fire in Badgery Street Macquarie a few minutes later.
Firefighters again arrived to find a backyard burn in progress.
ACT Fire & Rescue remind the community that backyard burns are not permitted in the ACT. Green waste can be disposed of free of charge at Mugga Lane and West Belconnen Resource Management Centres.