Firefighters have extinguished a fire in a backyard in Kaleen.
The fire started in a backyard in Balonne Street, Kaleen and spread to two neighbouring properties with two garages affected.
Two pumpers from ACT Fire & Rescue attended the incident. Firefighters are still on scene mopping up.
The cause of the fire is not suspicious.
An adjoining unit has sustained smoke damage from the fire.
Firefighters are currently ventilating smoke from the premises before allowing the resident back inside their home once the all clear is given following atmospheric monitoring.
Some fire crews have started leaving the scene and returning to station.
The initial estimated damage bill for the destroyed unit is $350,000.
The fire has been contained to the two storey unit with visible flames now extinguished. Quick work by firefighters also prevented it from spreading to adjoining units.
The unit has been totally destroyed with fire crews starting to extinguish hot spots and begin ventilating smoke from the unit.
ACT Fire & Rescue was alerted to the incident by multiple Emergency Triple Zero (000).
The sole female occupant had safely self evacuated when the first fire truck arrived. She has been assessed at the scene by the ACT Ambulance Service but is uninjured.
The cause is unkown at this early stage but will be investigated.
Firefighters are working to extinguish a unit fire in Waramanga.
ACT Fire & Rescue was alerted to the incident in Waramanga Place just before 1 o’clock this morning.
Update to follow.
It has been confirmed there is no fire in the Brindabellas.
A helicopter flight over the area this morning did not detect any fire or smoke following lightning strikes near the border last night. The ACT Rural Fire Service is remaining vigilant to the possibility of fires from the evening lightning strikes and is conducting an extensive aerial sweep along the path of the storm.
The ACT community is reminded that a TOBAN remains in place for the ACT and NSW.
The ACT State Emergency Service had several crews on standby overnight but received only seven requests for assistance as a result of the storm. Jobs were fallen trees in the north and were completed by ACT Fire & Rescue.