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Chemical leak in Fyshwick

ACT Fire & Rescue (ACTF&R) and ACT Ambulance Service are currently on the scene of a chemical leak in Fyshwick.

Crews were alerted to the incident on Whyalla Street just after 10am.

Firefighters arrived to find that a pallet of undiluted pool chemical cartons had started to leak while being unloaded.

ACTF&R evacuated around 30 people in total from the premises and adjoining businesses.

Crews are now determining the source within the pallet of cartons and containing the area.

Paramedics have not been required to assess anyone.

Two pumpers, Hazmat, BA Support Van and two Commanders have attended.

Update – City building evacuated

Firefighters have cleared smoke from the affected area.

The source of the smoke could not be located. People evacuated have left the area.

ACT Fire & Rescue have handed the building back over management with contractors to undertake further investigation to find the cause.

City building evacuated

An office building in Civic has been evacuated following reports of smoke inside.

ACT Fire & Rescue responded to the Australian Tax Office premises in Narellan Street with multiple units just before 4:30pm.

The smoke has been isolated to a computer room on level two of the building.

Firefighters are currently searching for the source of the smoke.

Update – Building fire at Woden

The fire has been extinguished. Quick work by fire crews prevented it from spreading into the roof space.

The fire was located in a former administration building at the site that it’s believed has been not used for some time.

Firefighters have now commenced mopping up and checking for hot spots.

The cause will be investigated.

The initial estimated damage is minimal.

Building fire at Woden

ACT Fire & Rescue are on the scene of a fire at the old Pitch and Putt in Woden.

Fire crews started responding to the incident after being alerted just after 3 o’clock.

Update to follow.