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Update two on house fire at Scullin

Fire has been extinguished.

House has been destroyed.

The male patient did not require transport to hospital.

ACT Fire & Rescue crews are completing operations and will depart the scene shortly.

Update on house fire at Scullin

Fire has been knocked down and crews are attacking hot spots in the three bedroom, brick veneer house, which has been extensively damaged.

Fire started in the kitchen whilst occupant was cooking.

Single occupant of the house safely self evacuated.

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are also on scene and are treating one 30-year-old male patient for minor smoke inhalation.

Two ACT Fire & Rescue Command vehicles also on scene.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 6.43pm.

House fire at Scullin

ACT Fire & Rescue are currently on scene on Mollison Street, Scullin at a house fire.

Crews are currently fighting the fire and have contained it to the property.

Three fire pumpers on scene, the Breathing Appartus Van and also the Hazardous Materials Support Unit.

Update to follow

Hazard Reduction burn tonight at Stromlo

The ACT Rural Fire Service Rivers Brigade will tonight, Thursday 13 December, 2012, weather permitting, conduct a hazard reduction burn at the Rivers Fire Shed, Cotter Road, Stromlo.

The burn will commence from 7pm to 10pm.

Three heavy tankers, one medium tanker, one command vehicle and 20 personnel will conduct the burn of grass, approximately 100 metres x 50 metres in size.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is J12.

The purpose of the burn is to reduce a fire hazard.

Temporary smoke cover may occur. Every effort is made to conduct the burns in weather conditions that will minimise the impact of smoke in the area.

The Health Directorate advises that people with asthma, other chronic respiratory and/or chronic cardiac diseases should not perform vigorous exercise and should stay inside if affected by the smoke. People with asthma in particular should continue their medication and consult their general practitioner if they have any difficulties.

Update two – Apartment fire forces evacuation at Lyneham tonight

The fire started in the laundry of the second level apartment and has been deemed accidental.

The initial damage bill has been estimated at $30,000.

Neighbours rang emergency triple zero (000) after hearing a smoke alarm next door.

One male was assessed on scene by ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics but did not require transport to hospital.

ACT Fire & Rescue would like to remind the community to ensure they have working smoke alarms.