House fire - Giralang

The ACT Emergency Services Agency reminds the community to always use a proper candle holder that is heat resistant, sturdy and large enough to hold dripping wax, especially on wooden furniture or cloth-covered surfaces. At approximately 9:00am, ACT Fire & Rescue responded to an Emergency Triple Zero (E000) call reporting a house fire on Pinterry Place in Giralang. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, which initial investigations suggest was caused by a candle left unattended. Firefighters treated one patient on scene for smoke inhalation, conducted atmospheric monitoring and air ventilation operations to ensure the area is safe. For more information go to