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Fire in basement at Rivett house

ACT Fire & Rescue is on scene at a home on Hibiscus Crescent, Rivett working to extinguish a fire in a basement.

No injuries.

Update to follow.

Two car crash at Torrens

Firefighters and intensive care paramedics are at the scene of a two vehicle crash on Beasley Street and Athllon Drive, Torrens.

ACT Fire & Rescue has used hydraulic rescue tools to free the female driver from one of the vehicles.

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have treated the female patient for limb injuries with a possible fractured leg and will take her to The Canberra Hospital.

Update – Garage fire at Dickson

Fire has been extinguished.

There was no fire spread to adjoining home or properties nearby.

Crews are treating the scene as an asbestos hazard and have set up an exclusion zone and isolated the area.

Cause of fire deemed accidental with estimated damage at $30,000.

Garage fire at Dickson

Firefighters are currently working to extinguish a fire in a semi detached fibro double garage on Ruse Street, Dickson.

ACT Fire & Rescue has knocked down the fire and are checking for any possible extension of fire into the home.

There are no injuries.

ACT Fire & Rescue has three fire pumpers on scene, the Hazardous Materials Unit, the Breathing Apparatus Van and one Commander.

The garage has sustained significant damage.

Update to follow.

Update – Fire extinguished at Scrap Metal yard

Fire crews will depart the scene shortly.

Cause of fire in the load believed to be from car batteries.

Calls to Emergency Triple Zero (000) reported hearing sounds of an explosion.

An LPG cylinder was also heard venting, releasing its contents.