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Lucky escape from Pearce house fire

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a fire this morning in a house at Pearce.

Firefighters rushed to the property in Charlton Street when the alarm was raised just after 7 o’clock.

Crews arrived to find a fire burning in the roof space of the home which was caused by a wood fired heater setting loose insulation alight.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire preventing it from spreading to other parts of the house.

The two occupants were alerted to the fire by a passer by who noticed smoke coming from the roof.

Both safely evacuated and called emergency triple zero (000).

The occupants have told firefighters they noticed a small fire in the ceiling last night and put it out themselves then went to bed.

ACT Fire & Rescue strongly urges householders to immediately call emergency triple zero (000) if a fire starts in their home.

They also remind people with wood fire heaters to get them and their chimneys cleaned and serviced before starting to use them in the colder weather.

Update on single vehicle accident on Cotter Road

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have treated two patients.

A 21-year-old male with spinal injuries and a 29-year-old female with spinal and chest injuries.

Both patients are being taken to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

Single vehicle accident on Cotter Road

ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Ambulance Service on scene at a single vehicle accident on Cotter Road approx two kilometres from Mount Stromlo Road, near the property Fairvale.

ACT Fire & Rescue using hydraulic rescue tools to free a female passenger from the vehicle.

Update to follow.

House fire at Chisholm

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a fire in a four-bedroom house on Davice Place, Chisholm.

Fire contained to room of origin with fire damage also to roof space. Extensive heat and smoke damage to remainder of house.

No damage to neighbouring property.

House unoccupied at time of fire.

Three fire pumpers on scene with the Hazardous Materials Unit, the Breathing Apparatus Van and a Command vehicle.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 7.46am.

Estimated damage $200,000.

Investigations are underway to determine the cause of the fire.