News Alerts

House fire – Weetangera

C9C212FC-DFC5-4E3C-9B52-EB3F32B652F5ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue responded to a house fire on Bambridge Street in Weetangera shortly after 4am this morning.

Intensive Care Paramedics treated two patients on scene for smoke inhalation before providing transport to Calvary Hospital in a stable condition.

Firefighters have extinguished the fire and are working to make the scene safe.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage and will be investigated.

Emergency service personnel will remain on scene until operations are complete.

Car crash – Dunlop

ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue responded to a car crash on Elyard Place in Dunlop at approximately 9pm.

Intensive Care Paramedics treated one male patient on scene before transporting to the Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

Update – Fire at the National Gallery

Firefighters are cutting open the ducting to ensure the fire is fully extinguished.

A build-up of saw dust from a machine caused the fire to start in a workshop at the back of the gallery. The cause is not suspicious.

ACT Fire & Rescue is conducting atmospheric monitoring to ensure the area is safe and will shortly allow people back into the building.

Crews will remain on scene for about another hour.

Fire at the National Gallery

ACT Fire & Rescue are working to extinguish a fire at the National Gallery on Bowen Drive in Barton.

Three pumpers, two commanders, the Breathing Apparatus Support vehicle, the Bronto and a HAZMAT truck are on scene.

Firefighters have evacuated occupants from the building.

Update to follow.

House fire in Narrabundah

Firefighters have extinguished a house fire in Narrabundah.

ACT Fire & Rescue was called to the incident just after 5:30pm.

The fire started in the kitchen and spread to the ceiling.

Three appliances are on scene and crews are checking for any hot spots.

One man safely evacuated and is being treated by intensive care paramedics. He will shortly be transported to the Canberra Hospital for further assessment for smoke inhalation.