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Pizza oven fire extinguished in the city

Approximately 30 people have been evacuated from premises in the Melbourne Building following a restaurant pizza oven fire.

The fire was quickly extinguished by the owners of the restaurant on London Circuit, but several nearby businesses were evacuated as a precaution due to the smoke in the area.

ACT Fire & Rescue is currently in attendance with three fire pumpers, breathing apparatus support, the Bronto aerial firefighting appliance and a commander vehicle.

Crews will conduct atmospheric monitoring and ensure no residual fire exists before allowing the occupants to return.

Update – Shed fire in Wright

Fire crews are working to extinguish the fire and prevent it from spreading to a nearby house.

The fire is currently contained to the shed.

Smoke from the fire can be seen in the surrounding area.

Shed fire in Wright

Firefighters are on the scene of a backyard shed fire in Wright.

ACT Fire & Rescue received multiple emergency triple zero (000) calls to the property in Ulysses Circuit.

Update to follow.

Structure fire in Braddon

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a structure fire in an apartment block in Braddon.

Crews were alerted to the incident on Faulkner Street at 11:23am and responded with three fire pumpers, breathing apparatus support and a commander.

Firefighters forced entry to the building and found the apartment well-alight and heavily smoke-logged. The flames were quickly extinguished and damage has been contained to the apartment of origin.

Residents of the apartment block were evacuated and atmospheric monitoring will be conducted to determine when it is safe to allow them to return.