News Alerts

Smell of smoke prompts emergency triple zero (000) call

Seven people have safely self evacuated themselves from a home in Deakin after coming home to the smell of smoke inside.

ACT Fire & Rescue responded immediately to the Robe Street property after recieving an emergency triple zero (000) call from one of the householders just before 8:00pm.

Firefighters are currently investigating the source of the smoke.

Update to follow.

Update – Man trapped in car wreckage at O’Connor

Firefighters have freed the patient from the wreckage with no apparent serious injuries.

The victim is a man not woman as previously advised.

Intensive care paramedics have transported him to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition for further assessment.

Woman trapped in car wreckage at O’Connor

The ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue are on the scene of a single vehicle accident in O’Connor tonight where a woman is trapped.

Crews were called to the corner of Tate and MacPherson Streets just after 9:30pm and arrived to find a single occupant trapped in the wreckage.

Firefighters are currently working to free her from the vehicle while she is treated by intensive care paramedics.

Update to follow.

Male treated for injuries following electric shock

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have treated a 28-year-old male at a construction site on General Bridges Drive, Duntroon, following an electric shock.

Male was conscious when crews arrived and patient was treated for injuries and taken to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

WorkSafe ACT has been notified.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 11.46am.