Two kitchen fires in Canberra's south

Firefighters have extinguished two separate kitchen fires in Canberra's south this afternoon.

ACT Fire & Rescue was called to a three-story apartment complex on State Circle in Deakin just after 4:20pm. At 4:40pm units were called to an apartment complex on Cunningham Street in Griffith.

in both incidents, foodstuff had been left unattended. Residents of the buildings were evacuated as a precaution due to significant smoke logging in the apartments. Atmospheric monitoring is now underway.

Five days ago, ACT Fire & Rescue launched its winter fire safety campaign targeting residents of multi-storey buildings and encouraging them to be fire safe. Canberrans are reminded "Don't stop looking while you're cooking".