Kitchenette fire extinguished in Weeden Lodge

ACT Fire & Rescue have extinguished a small kitchen fire in Weeden Lodge, Chandler Street, Belconnen.

Crews were alerted to the fire by an Automatic Fire Alarm at 3:46am. Firefighters arrived on scene to find burnt food stuffs in a ground floor kitchenette.

The ground floor suffered significant water damage as a result of the building's fire sprinkler system.

Approximately 300 people were evacuated from the building. Alternative accommodation is now being organised for 30 residents, all other residents have been allowed to return to the building.