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Update – House fire in Turner

Quick work by firefighters has prevented the fire from spreading throughout the house on Holder Street.

The fire was located in a bedroom of the property and has been extinguished.

Fire crews are now checking to ensure the fire didn’t spread into the the roof space.

Neighbours told firefighters there is no one currently living in the home.

House fire in Turner

ACT Fire & Rescue is responding to a house fire tonight in Turner.

The alarm was raised by a call to Emergency Triple Zero (000) at 11:07pm.

The first fire crew to arrive on scene confirmed the building was well alight.

Update to follow.

Flood in Weston gelato shop

A gelato business has been unexpectedly closed this afternoon after an automatic fire sprinkler activated.

ACT Fire & Rescue was called to the shop at Cooleman Court at 2:44 this afternoon.

Firefighters turned off the sprinkler and are now removing the excess water before handing the premises back to the owner.

It is not known what set off the sprinkler.

Gas leak at Kingston

ACT Fire & Rescue has responded to a business in Kingston after being alerted to a gas leek on the premises.

A maintenance worker at Capital Chilled Foods on Mildura Street rang Emergency Triple Zero (000) at 9:37 this morning after being alerted to ammonia leaking from a storage tank.

Firefighters arrived a short time later from the nearby Fyshwick Fire Station and discovered the leak was the result of a faulty valve which they were able to temporarily repair to reduce the amount lot of gas leaking from the tank.

Fire crews are currently ventilating the building with a contractor called in to replace the faulty valve.

There was no one inside the factory when the leak occurred.

ACTSES to host annual Navigation event

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) will tomorrow, Saturday 23 May, 2015, hold its annual Navigation Canberra (NAVCAN) exercise in the Namadgi National Park.

80 competitors from all seven ACTSES volunteer Units and three volunteer Brigades from the ACT Rural Fire Service will form into teams of three to six members.

Crews will be briefed at 9.10am before starting from Blue Range Hut.

NAVCAN is an activity similar to rogaining and the teams will develop, practice and improve navigation skills through the day. Teams will be issued with a map and a list of checkpoints to mark across a pre-set course through the bushland. Some participants will be expected to walk up to a distance of 20 kilometres during the event.

The ACT RFS Molonglo Brigade will compete who are the current holders of the NAVCAN shield after winning the event last year.

The event is expected to conclude by 4.30pm.