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Update two – Structure fire in Mawson

The fire has now been extinguished.

Crews will remain on the scene for some time, damping-down the area and searching for hotspots.

The cause is unknown at this stage, but will be investigated. No other buildings were damaged and no one is believed to have been injured.

Update – Strcture fire in Mawson

Quick work from firefighters has ensured that the fire is contained to the building of origin.

A nearby club has been evacuated, purely as a precaution as crews continue to battle the blaze.

The Bronto aerial firefighting appliance is also now on the scene.

Update to follow.

Structure fire in Mawson

ACT Fire & Rescue is attending a structure fire in Mawson.

Crews were alerted to the incident on Mawson Drive by multiple Emergency Triple Zero (000) calls at 7:00pm and responded with six fire pumpers and a commander vehicle.

Firefighters found the building well-alight and are currently working to extinguish the blaze.

The ACT Ambulance Service and AFP are also in attendance, though the building is believed to be unoccupied.

Update to follow.

Electrical fire in Bruce

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a small electrical fire in Bruce.

Crews were alerted to the incident on University Drive by an automatic fire alarm at 10:35am and arrived a short time later with two fire pumpers, breathing apparatus support and a hazmat team.

A small electrical fire caused by a malfunction in a battery backup room was quickly extinguished and the damaged battery has been removed.

The occupants were initially evacuated as a precaution while firefighters conducted atmospheric monitoring and ventilated the building, but they are expected to be allowed to return shortly.

Structure fire in Dickson

ACT Fire & Rescue has almost extinguished a structure fire in Dickson.

Crews were alerted to the incident on Hawdon Place at 6:47pm and arrived a short time later with three pumpers, breathing apparatus support and a commander.

Firefighters were able to quickly contain the blaze and are now searching for any hotspots or flare-ups and will soon begin mopping-up operations.

No persons were believed to be in the building and no injuries have been reported.