News Alerts

Update – Gas leak in Greenway

The gas leak has now been isolated and sealed-off.

Atmospheric monitoring has concluded and all occupants of the Manning Clark building have been allowed to return to work.

Gas leak in Greenway

ACT Fire & Rescue is working to contain a gas leak in Greenway.

Firefighters were alerted to the incident on Soward Way at 8:12am after workers in the area ruptured an underground pipe while digging.

Three fire pumpers, a commander and hazmat are at the scene and occupants of the nearby Manning Clark building have been evacuated as a precaution.

Hazmat crews will conduct atmospheric monitoring in the building to ensure it is safe before allowing people back in.

ACTEW has been called-in and is currently assisting to seal-off the pipe.

Update – House fire in Wanniassa

The fire has now been extinguished.

Crews will remain on scene for some time, checking for hot spots and mopping up.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage, but will be investigated.

Initial estimates put the damage bill at approximately $300,000.

House fire in Wanniassa

ACT Fire & Rescue is working to extinguish a house fire in Wanniassa.

Firefighters were alerted to the incident on Sternberg Crescent at 1:52am and responded with three fire pumpers, BA support, a logistics vehicle and a commander.

There has been no extension of the fire to neighbouring properties, and crews are fighting the fire defensively at this stage.

Residents self-evacuated, but one male occupant of the house was treated at the scene by ACT Ambulance Service intensive-care paramedics for minor burns he received while attempting to fight the fire, and has been transported to The Canberra Hospital.

Update to follow

Townhouse fire in Belconnen

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a townhouse fire in Belconnen.

Crews were alerted to the incident on Condell Street at 3:39pm and responded with three pumpers, breathing apparatus support, a hazmat team and a commander.

Quick work from firefighters ensured that all damage was contained to the building of origin, but the townhouse was almost completely destroyed.

The two occupants, a male and female both in their 40s, self-evacuated and were treated at the scene for minor smoke inhalation.

Hazmat crews are now conducting atmosphere testing inside the townhouses on each side of the damaged building to ensure they are safe for occupancy.

Initial estimates put the damage bill at approximately $300,000.