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Update – Shed fire in Wright

Fire crews are working to extinguish the fire and prevent it from spreading to a nearby house.

The fire is currently contained to the shed.

Smoke from the fire can be seen in the surrounding area.

Shed fire in Wright

Firefighters are on the scene of a backyard shed fire in Wright.

ACT Fire & Rescue received multiple emergency triple zero (000) calls to the property in Ulysses Circuit.

Update to follow.

Structure fire in Braddon

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a structure fire in an apartment block in Braddon.

Crews were alerted to the incident on Faulkner Street at 11:23am and responded with three fire pumpers, breathing apparatus support and a commander.

Firefighters forced entry to the building and found the apartment well-alight and heavily smoke-logged. The flames were quickly extinguished and damage has been contained to the apartment of origin.

Residents of the apartment block were evacuated and atmospheric monitoring will be conducted to determine when it is safe to allow them to return.

Update two – Structure fire in Mawson

The fire has now been extinguished.

Crews will remain on the scene for some time, damping-down the area and searching for hotspots.

The cause is unknown at this stage, but will be investigated. No other buildings were damaged and no one is believed to have been injured.