27 October 2011

Explosions in McKellar

| johnboy
mckellar fire

The ACT Fire Brigade is responding to a house fire in Dumas Street McKellar.

Initial reports suggest explosions coming from the property.

Update to follow.

8:36pm Tuesday 25 October 2011

Fire crews arrived to find the garage of the property fully involved in fire.

The fire quickly spread to the rest of the house.

Firefighters are working to extinguished the fire with six ACT Fire Brigade units on scene.

8:43pm Tuesday 25 October 2011

The fire is still burning in parts of the property with firefighters continuing to work to fully extinguish the fire.

The ACT Fire Brigade was alerted to the fire by multiple emergency triple zero (000) calls including from an occupant who was inside the property and safely evacuated.

9:14pm Tuesday 25 October 2011

The fire has been extinguished with the two level brick veneer home sustaining extensive damage.

The cause is unknown at this time.

9:44pm Tuesday 25 October 2011

[Courtesy ESA]

This in from ACT Policing:

ACT Policing is investigating a house fire in Dumas Street, McKellar, which occurred last night (Tuesday, October 25).

Police arrived at the property around 8.30pm and found the garage and side of the house engulfed in flames. ACT Fire Brigade was already in attendance and had the fire under control.

ACT Ambulance also attended the address however no person was injured in the blaze.

AFP Forensic Services are currently investigating the cause of the fire and enquiries are continuing.

Anyone who may be able to assist police with the investigation are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

UPDATE: Photos of yesterday afternoon by Kazza The Blank One:

mckellar house mckellar house

Further update: Comments have been removed at the request of the household’s lawyers.

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