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9:08am Tuesday 23 August 2011 – ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics deliver baby boy at a Kambah home

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have delivered a baby boy this morning at a home at Kambah.

An Emergency Triple Zero (000) call was made at 7.20am by the patients partner. An ACT Ambulance Service Communications Call taker assisted with advice over the phone until intensive care paramedics arrived, to find the woman aged in her 30’s going into labour in a corridor at the home.

Intensive care paramedics successfully delivered the baby after some complications with the umbilical cord wrapped around the baby boy’s neck.

Both mother and baby are well and were taken to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

7:15pm Sunday August 2011 – Update eight – Recycling business fire

Firefighters spent the day turning over piles in the fire at the recycling business fire in the Parkwood Industrial Estate at West Belconnen.

The ACT Fire Brigade will maintain one crew on scene overnight.

Firefighters will start turning over the piles again in the morning as they continue to work on extinguishing the fire.

Winds continue to be light in the area.

6:28am Sunday 21 August 2011 – Update seven – Recycling business fire

The ACT Fire Brigade remains on scene this morning with several units at the Parkwood recycling business fire.

The fire remains under control and within containment lines but is expected to keep burning for at least another 24 hours.

Smoke from the fire is still being blown away from residential areas.