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Large tree in danger of falling on a Banks house

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has responded to Banks tonight where a large tree is in danger of falling on a house.

The ACTSES Tuggeranong unit is on scene in Pocket Avenue working with the help of the ACT Fire & Rescue Bronto aerial platform to cut down the 12 metre long tree that has become unstable because of heavy winds.

A crew from the ACTSES Woden unit is also on scene providing lighting as the task is expected to take up to several hours to complete.

Woman and child injured in collision between car and motorbike at Bonython

A woman and her son have been injured in an accident involving a car and motorbike at Bonython this afternoon.

The ACT Ambulance Service was called to Hurtle Avenue at 12:30pm.

Intensive care paramedics arrived to find a woman with serious lower leg injury and an 11 year old boy with minor injuries. Both had come off the motorbike.

They were stablised on scene then taken by the ACT Ambulance Service to the Canberra Hospital, the woman in a serious condition while the boy was listed as stable.

Small fire extinguished on stove in Turner apartment

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a small fire on the stove at the top floor of an apartment complex at the corner of Northbourne Ave and Barry Drive, Turner.

Cause of small fire on the seventh floor apartment accidental. Minimal damage.

Approx 10 residents on the seventh floor only have been evacuated as a precaution.

Crews alerted following an Emergency Triple Zero (000) call at 3pm.

ACT Fire & Rescue will soon complete ventilation of area.

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics also on scene as a precaution and report no injuries.

Update – ACT Fire & Rescue responds to house fire in Gordon

Firefighters have extinguished the fire.

A search of the property has not found anyone inside.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage but will be investigated by ACT Fire and Rescue and ACT Policing forensic officers.