Structure fire in Mitchell

ACT Fire & Rescue has evacuated an office building in Mitchell following a fire in a battery backup system.

Crews were alerted to the incident on Darling Street at 1:44pm and responded to find the fire had been extinguished by maintenance crews who were working on the battery backup system for an elevator.

Due to the nature of the fire, fumes are still present, so hazmat teams will ventilate the area and conduct atmospheric testing before allowing occupants to return to the building.