Belconnen hostel fire forces evacuation

A hostel in Belconnen has been evacuated tonight following a fire.

ACT Fire & Rescue responded with multiple units to the Villaggio San Antonio Hostel in Street Page when the alarm was raised at 7:09pm.

Crews arrived to find a fire had occured in a room of the premises but it had already been extinguished by an automatic sprinkler system.

Residents and staff were safely evacuated.

Update to follow.