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Two car crash in Barton

ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue have responded to a two vehicle crash on the corner of Brisbane Avenue and Macquarie Street in Barton.

The call came through for the incident just after 10:30am.

Crews arrived to find one vehicle on its roof with the occupant assisted out of the wreckage by passers by. He was stabilised on scene by intensive care paramedics before being transported with minor injuries to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

The occupant of the the other vehicle was not injured.

Update – Fire in Gowrie

ACT Fire & Rescue initially responded with three fire pumpers.

The first crew arrived to find a small cooking fire in the kitchen of the property and quickly extinguished it.

Firefighters are now ventilating smoke from the property.

There has only been minor damage caused to the kitchen.

The ACT Ambulance Service is also on scene assessing a woman for minor smoke inhalation.

Fire in Gowrie

Fire crews are rushing to Gowrie following reports of a house fire.

ACT Fire & Rescue was alerted to the incident at the intersection of Regina Townsend and Corey Place at 9:09.

Update to follow.

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Update – Firefighters rescue teens lost in the bush

The four teenagers, two boys and two girls, have now been rescued safe and well.

Firefighters had to perform several time consuming winch manoeuvres to get their Holden Commodore sedan unstuck in the rugged and steep terrain. They were assisted the whole time by firefighter colleagues in the ESA Communications Centre using detailed mapping of the area and vehicle location technology onboard the fire vehicles.

The vehicle was located off some tracks only suitable for four wheel drive vehicles.

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