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Coffee roaster on fire

By johnboy 29 April 2013 1

ACT Fire & Rescue are currently on scene at Hansel & Gretel cafe, Townshend Street and Altree Court, Phillip.

Crews are working to extinguish a fire in a coffee roasting machine.

Smoke issuing from the flu of the machine.

Approximately 15 people have been evacuated as a precaution.

Update to follow.

12:53 PM

Fire has been extinguished.

Crews currently conducting ventilation operations.

Two fire pumpers on scene, the specialist Breathing Apparatus van and a Command Officer.

The coffee beans in the coffee roasting machine caught alight.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 12.35pm.

Minimal damage.

1:03 PM

The ACT Fire & Rescue Hazardous Materials Unit is now also on scene to conduct air monitoring operations before allowing staff and customers to return to the premises.

1:15 PM

[Courtesy ESA]

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screaming banshee 7:05 pm 29 Apr 13

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