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Update – Crash on Isabella Drive

Two people have been transported to the Canberra Hospital by the ACT Ambulance Service for assessment.

Both are in a stable condition. A man in his 50s, freed from the car wreckage by firefighters, suffered minor injuries.

A woman in her 20s also suffered minor injuries.

Crash on Isabella Drive

Firefighters are using hydraulic rescue tools to free a person trapped following a two car crash on Isabella Drive in Chisholm.

The patient is trapped by confinement. ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are assessing the driver of the other car who self-evacuated.

ACT Fire & Rescue has two pumpers on scene and a commander. Crews will also assist with clean-up operations.

Emergency services were alerted to the incident near Goldstein Crescent by a Triple Zero (000) call at about 2:10pm.

Update to come.

Incident at Mitchell Resource Management Centre

Firefighters are investigating a hazardous material incident at the Mitchell Resource Management Centre.

A drum buried beneath a rubbish pile is believed to contain hydrochloric acid.

Staff members noticed a chemical reaction was occurring with other metals in the rubbish pile and rang Emergency Triple Zero (000) at 1:51pm.

Twelve cars were evacuated from the centre, which will now be closed for several hours. There is no threat to surrounding areas.

Firefighters are digging through the rubbish pile to identify the source.

The area will then be tested and made safe before patrons are allowed to return.

The Hazardous Materials Unit, Breathing Apparatus Van along with two pumpers and a commander are on scene.

Small kitchen fire in Charnwood

ACT Fire & Rescue have attended a small kitchen fire in Charnwood.

Crews were alerted to the incident on Gannon Place just after 1:19pm.

The small fire was due to a malfunctioning electrical motor in the rangehood, causing minimal damage.

After fully extinguishing the fire, firefighters ventilated the area and Hazmat is currently undertaking atmospheric monitoring.

Update – Chemical leak in Fyshwick

Firefighters have identified the cause of the leak being a broken four litre container of an undiluted pool chemical.

Crews are now decontaminating the site.

Occupants of the affected location are unable to re-enter as yet, however those in adjoining businesses have now been allowed to re-enter their properties.