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Fire extinguished in Manuka restaurant

Firefighters are checking for damage to surrounding buildings after extinguishing a fire in a Manuka restaurant.

The restaurant is located on the corner of Franklin and Furneax streets.

There was significant damage to the restaurant and crews are undertaking ventilation operations. Firefighters are also investigating fire extension and smoke damage in nearby businesses.

Four pumpers, the Breathing Apparatus Van and two commanders are on scene.

ACT Fire & Rescue was called to the incident at 3:55am. A cause is not known at this stage.

Hazard reduction burns at Majura today

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) is conducting two hazard reduction burns today at Majura.

The Gungahlin Brigade will light up a large pile on two adjoining properties on Majura Road.

The burns are expected to take several hours to complete.

The ACTRFS will have two tankers, two mediums units and one commanders present for the burns with a total of 13 firefighters.

Temporary smoke cover may occur in the area. 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.

Structure fire in Queanbeyan – Update two

The fire has now been completely extinguished. Quick work from Fire & Rescue NSW, with assistance from ACT Fire & Rescue ensured the blaze did not spread to nearby buildings.

Fire & Recue NSW is currently conducting cleanup operations.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but is being investigated.

Structure fire in Queanbeyan – Update

ACT Fire & Rescue is continuing to assist Fire & Rescue NSW in bringing the blaze under control.

The volume of material alight has been significantly reduced and the CAFS foam unit is currently being deployed, along with the Bronto aerial appliance.

Update to follow.

Structure fire in Queanbeyan

ACT Fire & Rescue is currently assisting Fire & Rescue NSW to extinguish a structure fire in Queanbeyan.

Crews were alerted to the incident on Stephens Road at 9.46am and arrived to find the building, along with a large number of tires, well-alight.

ACT Fire & Rescue responded with three fire pumpers, a CAFS foam unit, breathing apparatus support, the Bronto aerial appliance and a commander. Fire & Rescue NSW also has two fire pumpers on the scene.

No persons are believed to be trapped or injured and firefighters are working to bring the blaze under control.

Update to follow.