Update – Fire at the National Gallery

Firefighters are cutting open the ducting to ensure the fire is fully extinguished.

A build-up of saw dust from a machine caused the fire to start in a workshop at the back of the gallery. The cause is not suspicious.

ACT Fire & Rescue is conducting atmospheric monitoring to ensure the area is safe and will shortly allow people back into the building.

Crews will remain on scene for about another hour.

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