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Townhouse fire in Belconnen

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a townhouse fire in Belconnen.

Crews were alerted to the incident on Condell Street at 3:39pm and responded with three pumpers, breathing apparatus support, a hazmat team and a commander.

Quick work from firefighters ensured that all damage was contained to the building of origin, but the townhouse was almost completely destroyed.

The two occupants, a male and female both in their 40s, self-evacuated and were treated at the scene for minor smoke inhalation.

Hazmat crews are now conducting atmosphere testing inside the townhouses on each side of the damaged building to ensure they are safe for occupancy.

Initial estimates put the damage bill at approximately $300,000.

Update two – Unit fire in Hackett

Firefighters have extinguished the fire.

ACT Fire & Rescue crews are completing final operations and will shortly hand the scene to ACT Policing.

Update – Unit fire in Hackett

Firefighters have contained the fire to the unit where it started. The fire has not yet been extinguished.

No one was home at the time. The residents of the adjoining three units self-evacuated. No injuries reported.

The bronto aerial unit is also on scene.

Units will remain on scene for some time.

Unit fre in Hackett

Firefighters are working to extinguish a unit fire in Hackett.

ACT Fire & Rescue was called to the incident on Haddon Street at 6pm.

The fire has extended from the second storey to the roof.

Three pumpers, the breathing apparatus van and two commanders have responded.

The ACT Ambulance Service are also on scene.

Update to come.

Crash on Majura Parkway

Firefighters are working to free the male passenger of a light truck, following a two-vehicle crash on the Majura Parkway.

The ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue were alerted to the incident at 11:12 am and arrived to find one person trapped in the passenger side of a light truck which had been involved in a crash with a grader.

The crash occurred in the northbound lanes of the Majura Parkway near the Tambreet Street exit.

The patient is being treated at the scene by intensive-care paramedics for suspected lower limb injuries and will be transported to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition once freed from the wreckage.