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Kitchen fire extinguished in Stirling home

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a fire in a kitchen of a three-bedroom house on Serra Place, Stirling.

Minor damage confined to kitchen area following food cooking on stove which was left unattended. Approx $30,000 damage.

One fire pumper on scene with the Breathing Apparatus Van and a command officer as crews conduct ventilation operations.

ACT Ambulance Service also on scene supporting operations with no injuries reported.

Multiple Emergency Triple Zero (000) calls received from 12.47pm.

ACT Fire & Rescue remind the community to “Don’t stop looking while you’re cooking”.

Two hazard reduction burns in the ACT this weekend

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will conduct two hazard reduction burns in the ACT this weekend, weather permitting.

Tomorrow, Saturday 28 April, 2012, from 10am till 6pm, the ACTRFS Molonglo Brigade will conduct a hazard reduction burn near Solomon Crescent, Latham.

One heavy tanker, one medium unit, one light unit, a command vehicle and 15 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx three hectares.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is J10.

On 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 both burns is to reduce a fire hazard.

Cause of Wanniassa garage fire not suspicious

The cause of yesterday’s Wanniassa garage fire has been determined and found not suspicious by ACT Fire & Rescue.

Estimated damage to structure and contents $50,000.

Final update on Wanniassa garage fire

Cylinders containing the explosive gas Acetylene, discovered inside the metal garage which caught fire earlier today have now been removed from the property. There is no further threat to the Wanniassa area.

ACT Fire & Rescue have now removed the exclusion zone and are allowing residents to return to their properties.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage and investigations into the blaze will continue.