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Washing machine fire extinguished

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a fire in a washing machine on Birubi Place, Giralang.

Minimal damage.

Fire caused from a fault in the machine which was operating at the time of the fire.

An elderly couple safely self evacuated.

Two fire pumpers on scene with the Breathing Apparatus van as well as the Hazardous Materials unit. Crews carrying out ventilation and air monitoring operations before allowing occupants to return to the residence.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 2.59pm.

Update on small explosion in food court at Westfield Belconnen

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics also on scene have treated one male with burns and fragment injuries to legs and have transported to the Calvary Hospital in a stable condition.

A second male patient has been treated for fragment injuries to face.

Four more patients are being assessed by intensive care paramedics.

Update to follow.

Two year old suffers burns in home accident

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have treated a two-year-old girl for burns to face, arms and chest following an accident at home involving a cup of hot coffee.

Intensive care paramedics stabilised the Palmerston child and are transporting her to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 3.54pm.