ACT Ambulance Service Intensive Care Paramedics attended the fire at Scullin and treated three patients for smoke inhalation before transporting to Calvary Hospital in a stable condition. A male, female and three month old baby.
Food stuffs cooking on the stove that boiled over started both fires.
Significant damage to both kitchens with some smoke logging in the two dwellings.
Neighbouring units at Scullin have been evacuated as a precaution as ACT Fire Brigade carry out air monitoring.
The fire at Hawker was a town house with no other houses affected.
ACT Fire Brigade would like to remind the community don’t stop looking while you’re cooking.
ACT Fire Brigade currently on scene at two separate house fires at McGinness St, Scullin and Epenarra Close, Hawker.
Both fires have been extinguished and started in the kitchen, with damage contained to kitchen area only.
Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) calls 6.08pm for the Hawker fire and 6.10pm for the kitchen fire at Scullin.
Update to follow
The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) in conjunction with the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSWRFS), will conduct a hazard reduction burn tomorrow from 10am till 4pm, Saturday 13 August, 2011, weather permitting at Ingledene, approx 15km south of Tharwa on Smiths Road in NSW.
The purpose of the burn is to reduce a fire hazard with the removal of accumulated fuel, and will be a joint operation with the NSW Rural Fire Service.
Seven tankers and 40 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx 44 hectares.
The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is K17. The ACT Handy Map can be found by clicking on the link on the Bushfires Home page of the ESA website, or on the inside back cover of the 2011/12 Canberra and region Yellow Pages phone directory.
The ACT Rural Fire Service Gungahlin Brigade will be hosting an information evening tomorrow night for local residents who are interested in becoming a volunteer rural firefighter.
Attendees will be provided with an overview of what it is to be a volunteer rural firefighter in the ACT Rural Fire Service, the opportunities available to brigade members, equipment, training pathways and the recruitment process.
The information session will commence at 7:00pm at the Gungahlin Joint Emergency Service Centre on the corner Anthony Rolfe and Gozzard St Gungahlin.
For more information contact Lee Carmody on 0428 104 432.
Fire has been extinguished. ACT Fire Brigade dampening down hot spots in the three bedroom house.
Fire started in a bedroom before spreading through the house.
Cause of fire undetermined at this stage.
Estimated damage $150,000.
Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 7.11pm.