Balcony fire extinguished in Belconnen

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a small fire on the balcony of a multi-storey building in Belconnen.

Crews were alerted to reports of smoke issuing from the building on Chandler Street at 12:34pm and responded with three fire pumpers, breathing apparatus support, a commander vehicle and the Bronto aerial appliance.

The source of the smoke was found to be cigarette butts in a planter box and the fire was quickly extinguished.

Occupants of the building were evacuated but will be allowed to return shortly.

No injuries or damage were reported.