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Fire extinguished on driveway at Latham

ACT Fire Brigade has extinguished a fire involving two vehicles on a driveway on Wanliss Street, Latham.

Two fire pumpers contained the fire to the vehicles and a nearby fence.

Estimated damage $5,000.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 1.25am.

Cause of fire unknown and will be investigated by ACT Fire Brigade.

Hazard reduction burn tomorrow at Majura

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) Gungahlin Brigade will assist a landholder with a small controlled pile burn tomorrow, Wednesday 2 November, 2011 weather permitting, at the Canberra Rifle Club on Hector McIntosh Grove, Majura.

The burn will commence from 6pm till 10pm.

Three heavy tankers, one light unit and 15 personnel will conduct the burn.

The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is L11.

The purpose of the burn is to reduce a fire hazard with the removal of accumulated fuel.

Toddler accidently locks herself in car

ACT Fire Brigade and ACT Ambulance Service have attended to a female toddler who accidently locked herself inside a car at a residential parking spot in Pearce.

With her mother nearby, the toddler in her car seat was playing with a set of car keys when she accidently pressed the button and locked herself inside the car for a period of approx 20 minutes. Family members managed to open the door just before help arrived.

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics treated the toddler who was moderately affected by heat.

The ACT Ambulance Service would like to remind the community with oncoming warmer weather the dangers of modern car keyless locking devices in the hands of young children.

Small electrical fire extinguished in office building at Parkes

ACT Fire Brigade on scene at West Block offices, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes at a small electrical fire.

Fire has been extinguished.

Approx 250 people evacuated as a precaution as crews clear heavy smoke logging.

Three fire pumpers, the Bronto Skylift Hydraulic Platform, the specialist Breathing Apparatus Unit and Hazardous Materials van on scene.

Crews alerted following Automatic Fire Alarm at 2.29pm.

Crews conducting ventilation and air monitoring before allowing workers to return to building at approx 3.30pm.