Firefighters in breathing apparatus have rescued one female from a unit fire on Chandler Street, Belconnen.
The fire has been extinguished and firefighters are conducting atmospheric monitoring and air ventilation operations to ensure the area is safe.
Chandler Street will remain closed whilst ACT Policing and ACT Fire & Rescue are on scene.
ACT Fire & Rescue are on scene at a unit fire on Chandler Street, Belconnen.
Chandler Street is closed and the community is asked to avoid the area.
Update to follow.
Following multiple Triple Zero (000) calls this evening, ACT Fire & Rescue has investigated reports of a fire at the Belconnen Markets.
Investigations found no active fire at the markets and that the smoke sighted was coming from a chimney attached to a butcher’s meat smoker.
ACT Fire & Rescue would like to thank the community for their vigilance in reporting a possible fire.
Emergency services have now departed the scene.
Unattended cooking left on a stove top has caused the evacuation of up to ten residents from an apartment building in Macquarie.
ACT Fire & Rescue responded to the scene shortly before 9:00 pm. Up to four apartments are heavily smoke-logged.
Firefighters are currently assessing the damage and ventilating the building.
ACT ESA urge the community to never leave cooking unattended; “Don’t stop looking while you’re cooking”.
ACT Fire & Rescue have completed operations on Bugden Avenue, Fadden. The cause of fire has been determined to be not suspicious. The property has been handed back to the owners and Budgen Avenue has been reopened.