An internal investigation of the residential apartment building has returned no sight of fire or smoke.
ACT Fire & Rescue are currently using the Bronto Aerial Platform to access floors five and six of the building to continue investigations. Update to follow.
ACT Fire & Rescue are currently on scene at the residential Metropolitan Apartments, Gordon Street, Canberra City.
ACT Fire-fighters are currently investigating a fire reported to have started on the sixth floor.
The building has been evacuated.
Update to follow.
Today, Sunday 29 April, 2012, from 11am till 5pm, the ACTRFS Guises Creek Brigade will assist a private landholder with a hazard reduction burn at the property “The School”, on the Monaro Highway, Royalla.
Two heavy tankers, one light unit and 12 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx 1.5 hectares in size.
The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is L16.
The purpose of the burn is to reduce a fire hazard.
The ACT Ambulance Service are currently transporting a male aged in his early 20’s to The Canberra Hospital, following a single motorcycle accident on the Tidbinbilla Rd, Tharwa, late this afternoon.
Two ACT intensive care ambulances attended the scene, where intensive car paramedics found the patient to have suffered serious head injuries.
Supported by ACT Fire & Rescue, the ACT Ambulance Service provided medical assistance at the scene and shortly after rushed the young male to hospital in a critical condition.
A gas pipe has been breached by mechanical machinery at a work site at the southern end of Tralee Street, Hume.
ACT Fire & Rescue are currently on site, conducting atmospheric monitoring and are on stand-by for fire suppression should the gas ignite. There are currently nil health risks to persons in the surrounding area of Hume.
The source of the leak is in the process of being isolated and will be repaired by authorities responsible for the gas pipe infrastructure.
Road closures are in place at the intersection of Sawmill Circuit and Tralee Street, Hume.