ACT Fire & Rescue has attended a fire in a house on Newman – Morris Circuit, Oxley.
Occupants inside the house extinguished the small fire.
Fire started in a bedroom of the three bedroom house and deemed accidental. Minimal damage with the fire contained to the bedroom which sustained minor smoke damage.
Two fire pumpers on scene with the Hazardous Materials unit and a command vehicle.
Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 10:33pm.
ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics also on scene have assessed a mother and two children for smoke exposure and have transported an adult male with smoke inhalation to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition for further assessment.
The ACT Ambulance Service is currently on scene at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra, on Commonwealth Avenue, where an art display has collapsed.
Five people were injured in the collapse and were treated on scene by ACT Ambulance Service Intensive Care Paramedics. Four patients are currently being transferred to The Canberra Hospital with minor injuries for further assessment.
ACT Ambulance Service Intensive Care Paramedics have treated a 24-year-old male with serious head injuries, following a single car accident on Drakeford Drive, Tuggerangong.
Intensive Care Paramedics were assisted by ACT Fire & Rescue crews, who extricated the male from the vehicle by removing the rear driver’s side door, using specialized hydraulic equipment.
The patient was transported to The Canberra Hospital in a serious condition. No other persons were injured in the motor vehicle accident.
The man who rescued a dog from the residential fire in Melba was an off duty ACT Fire-fighter, who lived in a neighborring property.
9 week old Sebastian, a Shih Tzu-cross puppy, was rescued by the off duty Fire-fighter shortly after he reported the blaze to Emergency Triple Zero (000).
Sebastian (the puppy) was treated by ACT Ambulance Service Intensive Care Paramedics. He received rescue treatment oxygen before being deemed to be in a healthy condition.
ACT Fire & Rescue have commended the off duty Fire-fighter for his commitment to helping his community and his bravery for rescuing the young pup.
The fire that started in a two story residence in Bainton Crescent, Melba, has now been extinguished. ACT Fire & Rescue believe the blaze started in a bedroom and was contained to the area of the home.
The family pet dog has been assessed by ACT Ambulance Service and is doing well. It is currently being cared for by neighbors.
The home was unoccupied at the time crews arrived on scene.
Investigations will soon begin into the cause of the fire.