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Nicholls woman rescued from house fire

A pregnant woman has been rescued by firefighters after becoming trapped in the backyard while her Nicholls home was on fire.

The woman had to evacuate quickly after the fire broke out and rang Emergency Triple Zero (000) just after 2pm. The house was engulfed with flames and there was no safe exit from the backyard.

Firefighters in the E000 Communication Centre kept speaking with the woman until firefighters found her in the backyard and moved her to safety. ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have assessed and treated the woman on scene.

Three pumpers, breathing apparatus van and a commander remain at Dooland Court in Nicholls.

Crews are continuing to extinguish hot spots throughout the three-bedroom property. The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage.

House fire – Isabella Plains

ACT Fire & Rescue responded to a house fire on Tannabar Place in Isabella Plains.

At around 4:50pm, Firefighters received an Emergency Triple Zero (E000) call for assistance. When they arrived on scene they found the fire already extinguished, with a significant amount of smoke throughout the house.

Firefighters will remain on scene while they conduct atmospheric monitoring and air ventilation operations to ensure the area is safe.

The initial investigations suggest that the cause of the fire was cooking left on the stove. Further investigation will be undertaken.

ACT Fire & Rescue reminds the community “Don’t stop looking while you’re cooking”.

Update – House fire – Crace

image_1Firefighters have extinguished the house fire in Crace. The single-storey home has suffered considerable damage and partial collapse.

Intensive Care Paramedics assessed and treated one female and one minor on scene. Both patients were transferred to Calvary Hospital in a stable condition.

Firefighters will remain on scene while they conduct atmospheric monitoring and air ventilation operations to ensure the area is safe.

The initial investigations suggest that the cause of the fire was clothing left near a heater. Further investigation will be undertaken.

ACT Fire & Rescue urge the community to keep heaters well clear of items that might burn. A minimum of one metre clearance from clothes, bedding furniture, curtains and other combustibles is required to make your home safe.

House Fire – Crace

ACT Fire & Rescue is working to extinguish a house fire on Benalla Street in Crace.

ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Policing are also on the scene.

The community is advised to avoid the area if possible.

Update to follow.