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Two car crash in Spence

Three people have been taken to the Canberra Hospital in a stable condition following a two car crash in Spence.

The ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue attnded the incident at Owen Dixon Drive and Kuringa Drive this evening.

Firefighters used hydraulic rescue tools to free two people who were trapped in a car for nearly 30 minutes.

The man and woman, in their 20s, suffered minor chest injuries and were assessed by intensive care paramedics. A woman, the driver of the other car, was also treated for minor injuries at the scene.

An Emerency Triple Zero (000) call was made at 6:21pm.

Gas leak at Canberra Outlet Centre

Firefighters are conducting ventilation operations at the Canberra Outlet Centre after responding to a gas leak.

A battery overheated on cleaning equipment in a cupboard near the main entrance and caused the gas.

Crews are working to make the area safe.

ACT Fire & Rescue was alerted to the incident in Fyshwick by an Automatic Fire Alarm at 6am.

Two pumpers, the hazardous materials unit, the breathing apparatus van and a commander are on scene.

It is estimated units will remain scene for about an hour.

Truck rollover in Hume

A man has had a lucky escape after a truck rollover on the Monaro Highway at Hume.

The 39-year-old was trapped for close to an hour while firefighters worked to free him from the wreckage using hydraulic rescue tools.

The man was assessed at the scene by intensive care paramedics before being transported to the Canberra Hospital in a stable condition with minor injuries.

The ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue responded to an Emergency Triple Zero (000) call at 2:27am.

The single-vehicle incident occured near the Tralee Street intersection.

Small fire in Kambah home

Firefighters have extinguished a small fire on the ground floor of a Kambah home on Horton Street.

ACT Fire & Rescue were called to the incident at 4:50pm. The homeowners were evacuated with no injuries.

Ventilation operations are being conducted with significant smoke damage throughout the two storey property.

Three pumpers, a Breathing Apparatus Van and a commander are at the scene.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

Black Mountain hazard reduction burn

The ACT Rural Fire Service will conduct a hazard reduction on Black Mountain, weather permitting, today (Sunday 22 May 2016).

The burn will be approximately 1.76 hectares in size and commence at around 10:00am, between the Botanic Gardens and CSIRO, behind Black Mountain School near Christian Road.

Temporary smoke cover may occur in the areas around the burn locations. Every effort is made to conduct the burn in weather conditions that will minimise the impact of smoke in the area.

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.