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Fire extinguished in oven at Supermarket

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a fire in an oven at Coles Supermarket, Manuka.

Oven used to cook chickens and fire contained to oven only.

Minimal damage.

Approx 20 staff and customers were evacuated as a precaution.

Two fire pumpers attended.

Cause undetermined.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 6.13am.

ACT Fire & Rescue has now departed the scene and staff and customers have been permitted to return to supermarket.

Update six – 214 calls for help following wet and windy weather

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 214 calls for help since midnight this morning following the wet and windy weather.

ACTSES volunteers, ACT Fire & Rescue, ACT Rural Fire Service volunteers and the Territory and Municipal Services Directorate will work through the night to complete five outstanding jobs.

Majority of calls are for trees and branches across roads and pathways with some also across vehicles and properties.

No major damage.

Residents who require storm or flood assistance can call the ACTSES on 132-500.

Update five – 173 calls for help following wet and windy weather

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 173 calls for help since midnight this morning following the wet and windy weather.

ACTSES, ACT Fire & Rescue, the ACT Rural Fire Service and the Territory and Municipal Services Directorate are responding to calls across a widespread area of the ACT.

Majority of calls are for trees and branches across roads and pathways.

Minor damage reported.

ACTSES volunteers will continue to work through the night. Residents who require storm or flood assistance can call the ACTSES on 132-500.

Update four – Correction – 137 calls for help following wet and windy weather

Correction – The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 137 calls for help since midnight this morning following the wet and windy weather and not 170 as earlier reported.

ACTSES, ACT Fire & Rescue, the ACT Rural Fire Service and the Territory and Municipal Services Directorate are responding to calls across a widespread area of the ACT.

Majority of calls are for trees and branches across roads and pathways.

Minor damage reported.

Residents who require storm or flood assistance can call the ACTSES on 132-500.

Update three – 170 calls for help following wet and windy weather

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 170 calls for help since midnight this morning following the wet and windy weather.

ACTSES, ACT Fire & Rescue, the ACT Rural Fire Service and the Territory and Municipal Services Directorate are responding to calls across a widespread area of the ACT.

Majority of calls are for trees and branches across roads and pathways.

Minor damage reported.

Residents who require storm or flood assistance can call the ACTSES on 132-500.