Update two - Apartment fire forces evacuation at Lyneham tonight

The fire started in the laundry of the second level apartment and has been deemed accidental.

The initial damage bill has been estimated at $30,000.

Neighbours rang emergency triple zero (000) after hearing a smoke alarm next door.

One male was assessed on scene by ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics but did not require transport to hospital.

ACT Fire & Rescue would like to remind the community to ensure they have working smoke alarms.