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Six calls for help following windy weather

ACT Fire & Rescue has received six calls for help since 2 o’clock this afternoon following windy weather.

Majority of jobs for trees and branches down across roads and pathways. One job also of a fence down. Minor damage reported.

A volunteer crew from the ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has also been called to assist ACT Fire & Rescue on Playfair Place, Belconnen attending to a tree which has blocked a driveway after falling on the roof of a garage which has sustained some damage.

Residents who require assistance due to the windy conditions can call the ACTSES on 132-500, or if life threatening, call Emergency Triple Zero (000).

ACT Fire & Rescue extinguish city food fire

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a small fire in a city apartment building.

Crews were called to the Bega Flats complex in Cooyong Street Reid just before 12 o’clock.

Firefighters found food left on a stove unattended well alight.

It was quickly extinguished preventing it spreading further.

Crews are now ventilating the property.

Update on calls for help following wet weather

ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) volunteers and ACT Fire & Rescue have received a total of 15 calls for help since 10 o’clock last night following wet weather.

Minor damage reported with trees across pathways, roads and driveways. Some reports of leaking roofs.

Areas affected include Weston Creek and Belconnen.

Due to the amount of rain overnight, ACT Fire & Rescue have had an increase in responses to alarm calls with water entering premises resulting in minor damage.

Residents who require storm and flood assistance can call the ACTSES on 132-500.

Ten calls for help following wet weather

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) and ACT Fire and Rescue have received a total of 10 calls for help since 10 o’clock last night following wet weather.

Trees and branches across roads, pathways, driveways and one report of a tree on a house at Latham.

Minor damage reported.

Residents who require storm and flood assistance can call the ACTSES on 132-500.

ACT Ambulance Service crew smash door overnight to save a life

A man is lucky to be alive after calling an ambulance to his Braddon property last night.

The 33 year old rang emergency triple zero (000) just after 9 o’clock when he started experiencing an asthma attack.

When the ACT Ambulance Service crew arrived at Dooring Street property they had trouble gaining access to the apartment complex because of security measures in place at the building.

The intensive care paramedics had to get the attention of other occupants to let them inside.

When they arrived at the man’s apartment, the patient collapsed and lost consciousness before he could open the door so the crew were forced to break it down to start treating him.

They managed to bring the man back then rushed him to Calvary Hospital in a critical condition where he is now recovering.