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Small fire extinguished in toilet block at Telopea Park High school

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a small fire in the male toilet block at Telopea Park High School, New South Wales Crescent, Barton.

Several hundred staff and students safely self evacuated as a precaution.

Three pumpers on scene with the Breathing Apparatus vehicle, Hazardous materials unit and two command vehicles.

Crews conducting air monitoring and ventilation and expect to remain on scene till approx 12pm.

Cause of fire yet to be determined.

Crews notified following an Automatic Fire Alarm call at 10.16am.

Large tree in danger of falling on a Banks house

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has responded to Banks tonight where a large tree is in danger of falling on a house.

The ACTSES Tuggeranong unit is on scene in Pocket Avenue working with the help of the ACT Fire & Rescue Bronto aerial platform to cut down the 12 metre long tree that has become unstable because of heavy winds.

A crew from the ACTSES Woden unit is also on scene providing lighting as the task is expected to take up to several hours to complete.

Woman and child injured in collision between car and motorbike at Bonython

A woman and her son have been injured in an accident involving a car and motorbike at Bonython this afternoon.

The ACT Ambulance Service was called to Hurtle Avenue at 12:30pm.

Intensive care paramedics arrived to find a woman with serious lower leg injury and an 11 year old boy with minor injuries. Both had come off the motorbike.

They were stablised on scene then taken by the ACT Ambulance Service to the Canberra Hospital, the woman in a serious condition while the boy was listed as stable.