The Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, said a report into Emergency Alert telephone warnings distributed during the recent Mitchell chemical fire highlights the limitations of the system.
ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) and ACT Fire Brigade have received a total of five calls for help since 9 o’clock this morning following wet and windy weather.
Minor damage only with trees and branches across roads and leaking roofs. Widespread areas affected across the A.C.T.
Residents who require assistance can call the ACTSES on 132-500.
Fire crews have ventilated the building and residents are now allowed back inside.
The ACT Fire Brigade reminds people to “Don’t Stop Looking While You Are Cooking”.
The ACT Fire Brigade has evacuated 80 people from a city residential building after receiving reports of a fire.
Firefighters responded tonight to the Avenue apartment complex on the corner of Moore Street and Barry Drive Turner to find smoke from burning food in an oven set off a smoke alarm.
Update to follow.
ACT Fire Brigade currently on scene at a small kitchen fire at the Abode Apartments, Gribble Street and Anthony Rolfe Avenue, Gungahlin.
Crews forced entry to the first floor apartment to extinguish the fire on a stove.
A nearby resident heard a ringing smoke alarm and called Emergency Triple Zero (000) at 8.06pm.
Two fire pumpers, the specialist Breathing Apparatus Unit, Hazardous Materials Van and a Command vehicle on scene.
Crews currently conducting atmospheric monitoring.
No evacuations.No-one inside the apartment at time of fire.
Apartment sustained minor smoke damage.
Investigations into the cause of the fire underway.