Final update - Evacuation - Phillip

Following atmospheric monitoring, ACT Fire & Rescue has deemed air quality in the Ivy Apartments as safe following an electrical fire in a lift. 

Residents can now return to the building. 

Firefighters have extinguished an electrical fire located in a lift on the 8th floor of the apartment building.

ACT Fire & Rescue will now ventilate the building and monitor air quality to ensure it is safe for residents to return.

Approximately 1,000 people have been evacuated from the Ivy Apartments on Irving Street in Phillip due to smoke logging on several floors of the building.

ACT Fire & Rescue is currently investigating the cause of the smoke.

Update to follow.