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Two kitchen fires in Canberra’s south

Firefighters have extinguished two separate kitchen fires in Canberra’s south this afternoon.

ACT Fire & Rescue was called to a three-story apartment complex on State Circle in Deakin just after 4:20pm. At 4:40pm units were called to an apartment complex on Cunningham Street in Griffith.

in both incidents, foodstuff had been left unattended. Residents of the buildings were evacuated as a precaution due to significant smoke logging in the apartments. Atmospheric monitoring is now underway.

Five days ago, ACT Fire & Rescue launched its winter fire safety campaign targeting residents of multi-storey buildings and encouraging them to be fire safe. Canberrans are reminded “Don’t stop looking while you’re cooking”.

Crash on Ginninderra Drive

Firefighers are working to extricate a woman from a car at the intersection of Tillyard Drive and Ginnderra Drive.

The woman is trapped by confinement. ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Ambulance Service were called to the crash in Flynn just after 7pm.

Ginninderra Drive city bound lanes are affected. The exit at Tilyard Drive is also closed. Road users are encouraged to take alternate routes.

Car crash on Commonwealth Avenue

ACT Fire & Rescue, ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Policing have responded to a car crash on Commonwealth Avenue involving two vehicles.

There were no persons trapped inside the vehicles and there have been no significant injuries.

Traffic is currently impacted on the southbound lanes as crews are working to make the area safe. Road users are encouraged to take alternate routes.

Update – Gas leak on Ferdinand Street, Campbell

The gas leak has been isolated.

Firefighters have undertaken atmospheric monitoring of the area and have deemed it safe.

Traffic restrictions on Ferdinand Street have been lifted. ACT Fire & Rescue have departed the scene.

Gas leak on Ferdinand Street, Campbell

ACT Fire & Rescue have blocked-off part of Ferdinand Street in Campbell following a gas pipeline rupture.

The south end of the street has been closed as a precaution. Residents are advised to avoid the area whilst firefighters and gas workers make the area safe.

Update to follow.