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Update – balcony fire – Kingston

Investigations have determined the fire was caused by a cigarette butt disposed of in a pot plant.

ACT Fire & Rescue urge residents to discard cigarette butts responsibly and always make sure your butt is fully extinguished.

For more information visit http://esa.act.gov.au/community-information/home-fire-safety/smoking/

Firefighters have left the scene. East Lake Parade is now open.

Balcony fire – Kingston

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a small balcony fire at an apartment building on East Lake Parade, Kingston.

Firefighters responded to an Emergency Triple Zero (000) call received at 12:20pm.

The occupants of the third storey apartment were not home at the time of the fire. No injuries have been reported.

Parts of East Lake Parade are currently closed while firefighters are on scene.

Investigations are underway to determine the cause.

North Ainslie Primary School students commended

AE4D7E96-5C90-46B6-952E-F9404E8951EAF4DAAD05-44F3-4E8E-813D-2C8479DA1D41ACT Fire & Rescue today attended North Ainslie Primary School to award two students certificates of appreciation for courageously reporting a fire they saw while walking home from school two weeks ago.

After seeing the fire 11-year-old Oliver and his 8-year-old brother Jack ran home and told their Mum, who immediately called Triple Zero (000).

Firefighters today commended Oliver and Jack’s quick thinking and fire safety skills.

Station Officer Gresham said it was because of the boy’s quick thinking that ACT Fire & Rescue were able to quickly extinguish the fire before it got out of control.

“Recognising an emergency and knowing how to call Triple Zero (000) is such an important lesson to teach children. It’s a lesson that can never begin too early,” said ACT Fire & Rescue Chief Officer Mark Brown.

Structure Fire – Fyshwick

IMG-1246IMG-1247ACT Fire & Rescue (ACTF&R) have responded to a fire at a coffee roasters on Whyalla Street in Fyshwick at approximately 8am this morning. The fire was contained to a roasting oven after a fire extinguisher was used on it. The two storey building was evacuated, nobody was injured and no structural damage occurred to the property.

ACTF&R responded with three pumpers, aerial appliance, breathing apparatus vehicle, hazmat unit and commander. They are currently doing atmospheric monitoring to ensure the building is safe to return to. Parts of Whyalla Street are closed at this time.

Unit fire – Holder

ACT Fire & Rescue (ACTF&R) have attended a fire at a unit complex on Hyndes Crescent, Holder. The fire was caused by an electric blanket and was contained to the room of origin. ACTF&R responded with three pumpers, breathing apparatus unit, hazmat unit, aerial appliance and a commander.

The residents of the apartment self-evacuated after calling 000. ACTF&R are ventilating the unit block and advise the community to only keep bedding on top of active electric blankets and avoid leaving them unattended.