News Alerts

7:20pm Wednesday 28 September 2011 – City building evacuated

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.

9:10pm Saturday 24 September 2011 – Small fire extinguished inside Gungahlin apartment

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.