ACT Fire & Rescue (ACTF&R) and ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) has responded to a structure fire in a ground floor apartment on Fawkner Street, Braddon.
Firefighters have extinguished the fire and have conducted a search of the unit. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.
Paramedics assessed and treated seven people for minor smoke inhalation, with no patients transported to hospital.
Approximately 40 residents have been evacuated. A HAZMAT team are in the process of clearing the building for residents to return.
Five pumpers, the breathing apparatus van and two commanders are expected to remain on scene for some time.