Apartment fire forces evacuation at Lyneham tonight

Around 20 people have been safely evacuated from a multiple level apartment block in Lyneham following a fire tonight.

ACT Fire & Rescue crews arrived at the Wattle Street building just after 7 o'clock to find a fire on the second floor of the premises.

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the flames and prevent it from spreading.

Crews are now starting to ventilate the building.