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Update – House fire in Macgregor

Firefighters are continuing to work on fully extinguishing the fire.

The fire is believed to have started in a bedroom at the rear of the property.

There were four occupants inside when the fire started.

The HAZMAT unit is now also on scene.

House fire in Macgregor

Firefighters have contained a fire to the bedroom of a house in Macgregor.

ACT Fire & Rescue was alerted to the incident in Berne Crescent just after 6 o’clock tonight.

Three fire trucks, breathing apparatus support van and commander are on scene.

Firefighters are working to fully extinguish the fire.

The occupants safely evacuated themselves from the burning building.

ACT taskforce to assist with floods in NSW

The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) has been asked to assist with flood operations in NSW.

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) will deploy a five member storm crew tomorrow morning to Deniliquin following a formal request from the NSW State Emergency Service (NSWSES).

Taskforce Denni will assemble at ESA HQ at 7:00 tomorrow morning then depart at 7:30 via road.

They will travel with one vehicle and a storm trailer from Woden SES Unit.

They will be deployed in the Deniliquin region through the week before returning home late on Saturday.

Arrangements will also be put in place in the next few days to deploy a flood boat crew interstate next weekend.

Fire forces apartment building evacuation in Braddon

About 50 people had to be evacuated this morning from an apartment building in Braddon following a fire.

ACT Fire & Rescue was alerted to the incident in the Mono-Arte apartment complex on Lonsdale Street at 6:25am.

Firefighters arrived a short time later and found a fire in a charcoal cooker in the kitchen of a restaurant on the ground floor of the building.

The fire was quickly extinguished, preventing it from spreading to the apartments above.

Fire crews are now ventilating smoke from the building and residents allowed to return inside.

ACT Fire & Rescue responded to the call with three fire trucks, commander, HAZMAT unit and the breathing apparatus support van.

Damage was contained to the kitchen of the restaurant.

Update two – Fire in Lyneham

Firefighters quickly contained the fire to a bedroom at the back of the property and extinguished it.

They are now searching the roof space for any signs of fire while starting to ventilate smoke from the home.

The cause is unknown but will be investigated.