24 December 2015

Electrical fault starts sports centre fire at Tuggeranong

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Cowlishaw Street, Tuggeranong

An electrical fault is to blame for a fire at the Tuggeranong Indoor Sports Centre on Cowlishaw Street.

ACT Fire & Rescue were alerted to the incident by an Automatic Fire Alarm (AFA) after midnight.

The fire took hold in the wall cavity near courts three and four before spreading to a section of the roof. Firefighters knocked down parts of the wall to access the fire. A large amount of smoke was visible outside the building.

Two pumpers and a commander attended the incident.

Ventilations operations were conducted before crews left the scene.

Damage is estimated at $20,000.

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