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Update three – Structure fire at Hume

The fire is now contained to within the structure.

The roof structure is still stable.

Firefighters have cut holes in the roof to allow for ventilation of the fire.

Fire crews continue fighting the blaze from outside the property.

Update two – Structure fire at Hume

Fire crews continue to work on bringing the fire under control.

Firefighters have protected the perimeter of the property to ensure the fire doesn’t spread to adjoining buildings.

Smoke may spread over the inner south of Canberra.

ACT Fire & Rescue HAZMAT specialists are monitoring the air quality.

The Health Directorate advises that people with asthma, other chronic respiratory and/or chronic cardiac diseases should not perform vigorous exercise and should stay inside if affected by the smoke. People with asthma in particular should continue their medication and consult their general practitioner if they have any difficulties.

Update – Structure fire in Hume

Fire crews are undertaking defensive firefighting at what is believed to be a recycling facility.

The structure is approximately 35 metres x 45 metres in size.

ACT Fire & Rescue has three fire trucks, two CAFS tanker, the breathing aparartus support van, HAZMAT unit, Bronto aerial appliance, two commanders and superintendent on scene.

An ambulance is also in attendance as a precaution.

Smoke from the fire is becoming visible in nearby suburbs including over the border in Jerrabomberra and Queanbeyan.

Structure Fire in Hume

ACT Fire & Rescue is currently responding to a structure fire in Hume.

Crews were alerted to the incident on Alderson Place at 11:07am and have now arrived at the scene.

Update to follow

Update – Smoke inside Woden office building

Firefighters have been unable to find the exact source of the smoke after searching the building but is is believed to have come from a server room.

The HAZMAT crew have conducted atmospheric monitoring and deemed the area safe.

Approximately 800 people were evacuated but have now been allowed back inside.