News Alerts

Ironing machine malfunctions and creates smoke at Crowne Plaza

Approximately 25 people have been evacuated from the Crowne Plaza, Binara Street, City after an ironing machine malfunctioned and created smoke in the basement.

ACT Fire & Rescue attended with three fire pumpers, the Breathing Apparatus Van, the Hazardous Materials Unit and one Commander and have ventilated the area.

Staff and guests are expected to return to the building shortly.

The damage was confined to the ironing machine in the laundry only with some smoke spread through the basement area.

Update – Car fire on Brindabella Road

Firefighters have extinguished the fire.

The car was destroyed. There was no spread to surrounding grassland.

Crews will soon leave the scene.

Car fire on Brindabella Rd

ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service are responding to a report of a car fire at the intersection of Brindabella Road and East West Road.

Update to come.

Brown snake found in air conditioner

ACT Fire & Rescue have been called to a Nicholls home where a large brown snake was found in an external air conditioner.

The homeowner called Emergency Triple Zero (000) at 8:50pm.

Firefighters remain on scene at Suegah Circuit and are awaiting the arrival of a Territory and Municipal Services Directorate ranger to assist with the removal of the snake.