Strong odour detected in Fyshwick

A handful of buildings have been evacuated in Fyshwick as a safety precaution only following reports of a strong smell in the air.

ACT Fire & Rescue was called to the building in Wollongong Street at 1:24pm.

Firefighters arrived to find the odour emanating from a building being used for storage.

Specialists from the ACT Fire & Rescue HAZMAT crew are currently working to identify the source of the smell.

Firefighters have been told it may be the result of a small chlorine spill in recent days.