ACT Fire & Rescue (ACTF&R) were called to a gas incident when a quick-thinking occupant smelt gas in Salvation Army House on Ainsworth Street in Mawson.

On attending, crews discovered a gas stove that had accidentally been left on. The building was evacuated as a precaution while ACTF&R cleared the gas and performed atmospheric testing.

We remind the ACT community to be sure to double check gas is turned off when finished using appliances. For more information on home fire safety, visit