A Holder boy sleeps during his rescue from a drain pipe. Photo by ACT Fire Brigade.
Firefighters have been forced to remove plumbing pipe from under a house at Holder today to rescue a toddler who’s foot became trapped.
The ACT Fire Brigade responded with two crews to the Pearson Street property after receiving and emergency triple zero call just after 11:30 this morning.
Firefighters arrived a short time later to begin the delicate rescue by climbing under the back of the house and digging up the pipe he was stuck in.
After gaining access to the pipe and maneuvering the boys foot firefighters were able to lift him free.
The boy went to sleep (as pictured above) during the over 30 minute delicate rescue and did not completely wake up when he was removed from the drain.
He was checked over by ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics and given the all clear. He has been now put to bed to continue to sleep off the ordeal.
ACT Fire Brigade air monitoring operations are due to be completed by midday when crews will depart the scene.
Cause of fire will be investigated but is not suspicious.
Fire has been extinguished.
Small smouldering fire generated a large volume of smoke. The majority of house has received heavy smoke logging but minimal fire damage.
No-one home at time of fire.
Crews conducting ventilation operations and air monitoring before allowing residents inside.
Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 10.04am.
ACT Fire Brigade currently on scene at a house fire on Getting Crescent, Campbell.
Three fire pumpers, the Breathing Apparatus Van and the specialist Hazardous Materials unit are getting to work to extinguish the fire.
House has heavy smoke logging.
Update to follow.
Intensive care paramedics have upgraded the condition of the man to serious but stable.