ACT Fire & Rescue are currently investigating smoke in a basement at Lovatt Tower, Keltie Street, Phillip.
Up to 600 people have been evacuated from the 22 level office high rise building as a precaution whilst crews investigate the source of the smoke.
No sign of fire at this stage.
Two fire pumpers on scene with the [...]
ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a fire in an indoor garbage bin at an office building on National Circuit, Barton.
Approximately 400 people have been evacuated as a precaution.
Crews are now conducting ventilation and atmospheric monitoring operations.
Two fire pumpers on scene with the Hazardous Materials Unit and a Command Vehicle.
Building has heavy smoke logging.
ACT Fire & Rescue are currently investigating a report of smoke within the Manuka Greater Union cinema, and have now located the source of reported smoke inside the Greater Union Cinema.
Approximately 150 people have been evacuated from the building whilst fire crews conduct investigations.
An electrical fault inside the building’s switch-board appears to have been the [...]
ACT Fire & Rescue is responding with multiple units to Belconnen Mall following reports of a fire.
All levels of the centre are currently being evacuated.
Update to follow.
10:55am Sunday 9 September 2012
Firefighters have located the smoke and the presence of an electrical smell on level two of Belconnen Mall.
There has been no sign of any fire [...]
Approximately 200 people have been evacuated from a Woden hotel this morning after reports of a fire.
ACT Fire & Rescue responded to the Quality Inn just after 6 o’clock with multiple units.
Firefighters have searched the building and have found no signs of fire or smoke so far.
Update to follow.
6:30am Wednesday 2 May 2012
Firefighters have [...]
Approximately 350 have been safely evacuated from Hughes Primary School following reports of smoke in the building.
The ACT Fire Brigade responded with multiple resources and found a faulty light fitting in the school library emitting smoke.
Firefighters are currently ventilating the area and will carry out atmospheric monitoring before allowing everyone back inside.
Evacuation was because of [...]
The ACT Fire Brigade has evacuated the Gungahlin Post Office following a gas leak.
An excavator operator punctured an underground pipe in Efkapidis Street at around 11:45am.
Firefighters have shut off the gas and evacuated the nearby post office as a precaution. HAZMAT crews will undertake atmospheric monitoring to ensure the gas has dissipated before [...]
Following on from this morning’s dramas at Canberra Airport we now have news from ActewAGL that the gas is out.
ActewAGL advises that businesses surrounding Canberra Airport will be without gas for the remainder of today following damage to a high pressure gas main.
The damage occurred at 7.15am (13 May 2011) when a third-party contractor [...]
The ABCbrings word of an evacuation in Snowtown.
Canberra Airport managing director Stephen Byron says an excavator working on the demolition of the old Qantas terminal hit a main gas line about 7:40am.
“As a result it was necessary to evacuate the terminal.
“The gas line was turned off at the valve very promptly and the ACT fire [...]
It appears that the BP Service Station on the corner of Melrose Drive and Botany Street in Phillip was evacuated this morning.
A bit before 8 am, one fire truck was in attendance, while everyone who appeared to be a civilian stood around the very edge of the property; I also couldn’t see [...]
ACT Fire Brigade on scene at Minter Ellison Building, National Crt Barton investigating a smell of smoke on the first floor.
Crews on scene have found no fire, however a smell of smoke in the area.
Building has been evacuated.
Three pumpers on scene with the Breathing Apparatus Van, Bronto Hydraulic Platform and a command [...]
Two floors of city building evacuated following strong smell ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire Brigade on scene at ACTEW/AGL house London Crt, City investigating a strong smell of a paint based product.
Approx 100 staff from two floors of the building have been evacuated.
ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics on scene to assess [...]
The Canberra Times brings word that workers at Innovation House — the spiffy white, brown and green tower opposite the Casino — has been evacuated following the discovery of a suspicious package.
Apparently following the removal of the package everyone is back at work now.
Anyone work down that way?
Also: Canberra Times, please change the standard photo [...]
Sketchy details coming in but it seems that something momentus has occurred at the Hawker shopping centre. The Riot HQ bunker has received a report that the entire shopping complex has been roped off with police tape and everyone has been evacuated.
If you know more, add it in the comments.
There’s a bunch of fire trucks, assorted ambulances, police vehicles (including bicycles), Hazmat trucks and the AFP Forensic Unit at the Parliament House plant area currently. On the south/eastern side (under the ministerial entrance). There seems to be a lot of general standing around and not much concern being shown (enabling walkers to shamble past), while blokes [...]