ACT Fire & Rescue have now departed the site where the fire took place and have handed the scene over to ANU security as final clean up operations have been concluded.
ACT Fire & Rescue are still on scene conducting atmospheric monitoring operations.
Investigation into the cause of the fire are still continuing. Initial assessments identified the cause of the fire to have started from a chemical experiment in a fume cupboard.
ACT Fire & Rescue continuing to carry out atmospheric monitoring and ventilation operations in building.
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.
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.