News Alerts

Update – Building evacuations on Northbourne Ave

Firefighters on scene at the corner of Northbourne Ave and Barry Drive, Civic have attributed the smell of gas to paint from construction work.

Firefighters conducted atmospheric testing to ensure both buildings were safe before staff reoccupied.

Both buildings have been handed back to the relevant building managers and Emergency Services have departed the scene.

Building evacuations on Northbourne Ave

Two buildings have been evacuated on the corner of Northbourne and Barry Drive in Civic due to the smell of gas.

Emergency Services are on scene.

One north-bound lane has been closed on Northbourne Ave. The community is advised to avoid the area if possible.

Update to follow.

City Police Station evacuation

The Canberra City Police Station has been reoccupied after an earlier evacuation.

At approximately 8:45am, ACT Fire & Rescue responded to reports of a strong gas smell in the building.

Firefighters have conducted atmospheric monitoring and air ventilation operations to ensure the area is safe.

Unit fire – Reid

ACT Fire & Rescue has responded to a ground floor apartment fire on Allambee Street, Reid.

Firefighters have extinguished the fire and are conducting atmospheric monitoring and air ventilation operations to ensure the area is safe.

Allambee Street has limited access and Emergency Services will remain on scene for some time.

Update – Unit fire, Phillip

Firefighters have extinguished and mopped up the unit fire on Horbury Street, Phillip.

There is extensive damage to the top floor of the unit.

Crews conducted atmospheric monitoring and air ventilation operations to ensure the area is safe and have handed the property to back to the owner.