Fire from fireplace causes minor damage to Pearce home

Firefighters have extinguished a fire at a home in Hodgson Crescent, Pearce this morning which has caused some minor damage to the lounge room with heat and smoke damage to the rest of the three bedroom house.

ACT Fire & Rescue were notified following an Emergency Triple Zero (000) call at 3.53am and found a fire had spread from a wood fireplace.

Three occupants evacuated the home. One 45-year-old male patient was treated by ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics for minor smoke inhalation and was not taken to hospital.

Two fire pumpers, one Commander and the Breathing Apparatus Van attended the fire and crews will shortly depart the scene.

City building evacuated whilst crews search for source of smoke

ACT Fire & Rescue has evacuated approximately 200 workers from the ACT Health Building on Moore Street in the city investigating a smell of smoke.

No sign of fire.

A staged evacuation of the ground floor, level one and level two occured.

Firefighters have used thermal imaging and air monitoring equipment to attempt to locate the source of the smell.

Investigations are continuing and workers are expected to return to the building shortly.

Crews were alerted following an Emergency Triple Zero (000) call at 8.39am on level one of the six level building.

Agricultural burn tomorrow at Pialligo

A private landholder will tomorrow, Tuesday 22 July, 2014, weather permitting, conduct an agricultural burn at the property Willow Park, Beltana Road, Pialligo.

The pile burn is expected to commence from 7am and continue through the day.

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.

Update five – House fire at Banks

Fire has been extinguished.

Estimated damage $400,000.

ACT Fire & Rescue will shortly begin to investigate to the cause of the fire.

Update four – House fire at Banks

Firefighters have the fire under control and are working to extinguish hot spots.

House has sustained extensive damage. No-one was home at the time of the fire.

No neighbouring properties have been damaged.