Update – Small fire extinguished at TCH-Adult Mental Health Unit

Minimal damage from the small fire in the room.

Crews were notified following an Automatic Fire Alarm at 2.08pm.

Patients will shortly be allowed to return to the area in a staged process.

Small fire extinguished at TCH-Adult Mental Health Unit

Firefighters are currently on scene at The Canberra Hospital following a small fire in the Adult Mental Health Unit, Building 25, Dann Close, Garran.

Fire has been extinguished.

Approximately 60 people were evacuated from the Orange Wing.

ACT Fire & Rescue firefighters are currently ventilating the area.

Update to follow.

Hazard reduction burn today at Majura

A private landholder will conduct a hazard reduction burn today, Monday 8 September, 2014, at the property “Avonley”, Majura Road, Majura.

Temporary smoke cover may occur.

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.

Students evacuated from Lyneham High School following odour

Firefighters are currently on site at the Lyneham High School, Goodwin Street, Lyneham, investigating an odour believed to be smoke from the school hall.

No fire has been found, however approximately 1050 staff and students were evacuated as a precaution.

Staff and students have now been permitted to return.

Odour believed to be from a heater.

Update Two – Truck and car collision at Narrabundah

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics treated a 38-year-old female who was not trapped in the vehicle, for pelvic and possible internal injuries.

A 15-year-old male passenger who was freed from the vehicle, was treated for multiple injuries.

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