Update – Wet weather leads to calls for help

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 35 calls for help since 9am yesterday as a result of the wet weather.

ACTSES units and ACT FIre & Rescue responded to the jobs across the city. The call outs were for water leaks and fallen trees and tree branches. No significant damage was reported.

Update four – Fire in Fyshwick

The fire has been extinguished.

ACT Fire & Rescue will maintain one fire pumper on scene overnight with the ACT State Emergency Service providing a lighting tower.

An investigation into the cause will commence tomorrow.

Wet weather leads to calls for help

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received 11 calls for help today as a result of the wet weather.

Two ACTSES volunteer units and ACT Fire & Rescue have attended the jobs across the city since 9 o’clock, mostly for water leaks.

For emergency storm and flood assistance ring the ACTSES on 132 500.

Update three – Fire in Fyshwick

Firefighters are now dampening down and preparing to release some resources from the scene.

The cause of the fire will be investigated.

Intensive care paramedics from the ACT Ambulance Service have now treated a total of five people for minor smoke inhalation on scene.

Update two – Fire in Fyshwick

The ACT Ambulance Service has treated three people for minor smoke inhalation as a result of the fire.

They were assessed on scene but did not require transport to hospital.

The fire is being bought under control. An exclusion zone remains in place in the area.

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