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Braddon home extensively damaged by fire

Firefighters have extinguished a fire in a house at Braddon this morning.

ACT Fire & Rescue was alerted to the incident in Ijong Street at 5:30am.

Crews arrived a short time later to find a fire in the roof space of the property.

Two occupants had safely evacuated from the home.

Initial investigations suggest an electrical fault with a heater in a bedroom started the fire.

The initial estimates damage bill is $350,000.

Update two – Workers stuck in cherry picker

Firefighters have rescued the two workers from the cherry picker and returned them safety to the ground.

There are no injuries.

ACT Fire & Rescue will now assist contractors retrieve the cherry picker then depart the scene.

The incident has been reported to WorkCover ACT.

Update – Workers stuck in cherry picker

The workers are located in the bucket of a cherry picker near active powerlines.

ACTEW has been requested to attend the scene.

Firefighters will attempt to access the men from the Bronto aerial platform and take them down to the ground.

Workers stuck on cherry picker

Firefighters are working to free two workers stuck in a cherry picker at Mawson.

ACT Fire & Rescue was alerted to the incident in Wilkins Street at just before 6:30pm.

They have one fire pumper, Bronto aerial appliance and commander on scene.

The men are stuck approximately 7 metres up in the air.

Update two – Kambah house destroyed by fire

The fire has been extinguished.

Firefighters are now wetting down the property.

The cause will be investigated.

The initial estimated damage bill is $350,000.