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Update six on fire in building at ANU

ACT Fire & Rescue continuing to carry out ventilation operations in Birch Building at Research School of Chemistry.

Minor heat and smoke logging to three storey building with extensive damage to room of origin and roof space above.

Crews alerted following an Automatic Fire Alarm at 1.01pm then numerous Emergency Triple Zero (000) calls.

Update five on fire in building at ANU

Fire has been extinguished.

ACT Fire & Rescue searching for hot spots.

Fire started in a fume cupboard which stored commercial grade cleaning solvents.

Fire was contained to room of origin on the upper floor of three-storey building.

Crews carrying out ventilation and air monitoring operations.

Heavy smoke logging was recorded on top and lower floors.

Update four on fire in building at ANU

Fire has been extinguished in room of origin.

ACT Fire & Rescue continuing to extinguish fire spread in roof from fume cupboard.

ACT Ambulance Service treated a 44-year-old male not female as earlier stated.

Update to follow.

Update two on fire in building at ANU

Approx 120 people from the Birch Building have been evacuated. No other evacuations from the ANU at this stage.

Fire crews continuing to extinguish the fire.

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have treated a 44-year-old female patient for smoke inhalation.