The ACT Emergency Services Agency reminds the community to discard cigarette butts responsibly and always make sure your butt is fully extinguished.
At approximately 10:00am, ACT Fire & Rescue responded to an Emergency Triple Zero (E000) call reporting a house fire on Polwarth Circuit in Dunlop.
Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, which was contained to the garage.
Initial investigations suggest the fire was caused by a discarded cigarette butt.
ACT Ambulance Service Paramedics treated one patient on scene. Transport to hospital was not required.
For more information go to http://esa.act.gov.au/community-information/home-fire-safety/smoking/