Quick work by firefighters has prevented a kitchen fire spreading to other parts of a house in Holder.
Firefighters ACT Fire & Rescue was alerted to the incident in Foxall Place by a neighbour just before 1 o’clock this afternoon.
Fire crews arrived to find the fire had spread to the roof above the kitchen and extinguished it.
The fire is believed to have started after food was left cooking on the stove unattended.
Damage has been confined to the kitchen and roof directly above the stove area.
Firefighters are now ventilating smoke from the property.
ACT Fire & Rescue remind the community to ensure “you don’t stop looking while you’re cooking”.
The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has recieved 35 calls for help as a result of the wet weather since 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon.
The last two jobs are currently being completed.
The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has recieved 29 calls for help as a result of the wet weather.
The jobs have been attended by ACTSES volunteer units and ACT Fire & Rescue crews.
No major damage has been reported.
ACT Fire & Rescue crews have quickly extinguished the blaze at the one bedroom unit in Walsh Place and have contained damage to the living room area.
The unit was unoccupied at the time, but a resident in the unit directly above safely self-evacuated and was in-harmed.
The cause is unknown and the initial damage estimate is 80 thousand dollars.
ACT Fire & Rescue is currently attending a unit fire in Curtin.
Crews were alerted to the incident in Walsh Place at 1.34pm and arrived on the scene a short time later with two fire pumpers.
They are currently working to extinguish the blaze.