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Update one on residential house fire in Calwell

Firefighters have now extinguished the blaze and are continuing to monitor the property for any hot spots before entering the premises to begin investigations.

Update to follow.

Residential house fire in Calwell

ACT Fire & Rescue are currently on scene at a residential fire in a four bedroom home in Ince Street, Calwell.

Three fire pumpers and a command vehicle are currently on scene. Firefighters arrived at the scene to find the property well alight, firefighting efforts are currently underway.

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are also on scene and have treated one patient for minor smoke inhalation.

Update to follow.

Mountain bike rider injured in 20 meter fall.

A 35-year-old male has sustained serious injuries in a 20 meter fall while riding his mountain bike in the Stromlo Forrest.

The ACT Ambulance Service utalised a specialised 4-wheel-drive Ambulance to retrieve and treat the patient, who sustained injuries to his face, back and head.

The ACT Ambulance Service will shortly depart the scene and transport the patient to the Canberra Hospital. The patient is being transported in a stable condition.

Chemical spill at Calvary John James Hospital

ACT Fire & Rescue are currently on scene at the Calvary John James Hospital complex, investigating reports of a chemical spill in a detached operating theatre building.

The building which is closed to the public after normal business hours, and does not house hospital patients, is currently being investigated by ACT Fire & Rescue’s Hazardous Materials Response team, assisted by the HAZMAT support unit, two fire pumpers and one command vehicle.

The suspected chemical spill has been confined to a single area of the building and firefighters are working to identify the nature of the chemical. Current investigations have confirmed there is no threat or danger to residents or staff at the Calvary John James Hospital or nearby businesses.

Firefighters were alerted to the incident via Emergency Triple Zero (000) when staff members discovered the spill.

The ACT Ambulance Service is also attending the scene as a precaution should medical support be needed.

Chemical spill at Calvary John James Hospital

ACT Fire & Rescue are currently on scene at the Calvary John James Hospital complex, investigating reports of a chemical spill in a detached operating theatre building.

The building which is closed to the public after normal business hours, and does not house hospital patients, is currently being investigated by ACT Fire & Rescue’s Hazardous Materials Response team, assisted by the HAZMAT support unit, two fire pumpers and one command vehicle.

The suspected chemical spill has been confined to a single area of the building and firefighters are working to identify the nature of the chemical. Current investigations have confirmed there is no threat or danger to residents or staff at the Calvary John James Hospital or nearby businesses.

Firefighters were alerted to the incident via Emergency Triple Zero (000) when staff members discovered the spill.

The ACT Ambulance Service is also attending the scene as a precaution should medical support be needed.