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Fire at Parliament House

johnboy 29 November 2012 21

ACT Fire & Rescue has responded to an automatic fire alarm call to Parliament House this afternoon.

Fire crews arrived to find a fire had ignited within the Great Hall near the front public entrance to the building but had been extinguished by on site security staff.

The fire in a curtin is believed to have been sparked by a nearby light fitting. The immediate area was temporarily evacuated.

Firefighters are now ventilating the room.

Time of call was 1:39pm.

2:28 PM

[Courtesy ESA]


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poetix poetix 4:11 pm 30 Nov 12

Holden Caulfield said :

The proof is in the Keating.

Do you mind commenting a bit louder? I’m Howard of hearing.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 3:35 pm 30 Nov 12

The proof is in the Keating.

astrojax astrojax 2:07 pm 30 Nov 12

Roundhead89 said :

Pork Hunt said :

Sounds like it it was over before Melba sang….

Melba? Wasn’t she a “narcissistic bimbo”?

not on your nellie!

Roundhead89 Roundhead89 12:21 pm 30 Nov 12

Pork Hunt said :

Sounds like it it was over before Melba sang….

Melba? Wasn’t she a “narcissistic bimbo”?

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 11:41 am 30 Nov 12

Sounds like it it was over before Melba sang….

astrojax astrojax 10:31 am 30 Nov 12

evacuate? couldn’t they hackett? did all the male mps rush to the window when the fire engines approached, to see them turner corner?

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 9:36 am 30 Nov 12

sbugden said :

I wonder if they had to HOLT proceedings.

Howard I know?

sbugden sbugden 9:18 am 30 Nov 12

I wonder if they had to HOLT proceedings.

wildturkeycanoe wildturkeycanoe 5:47 am 30 Nov 12

This is what happens when you rub redheads the wrong way.

Masquara Masquara 10:00 pm 29 Nov 12

noma said :

I’m sure the fire kept many in su-Spence

Yeah – shame they gorton fire

Masquara Masquara 9:57 pm 29 Nov 12

bundah said :

I just thought i would take a look at some of ESA’s previous media releases going back to early November and it’s quite apparent spelling or proof reading is optional.

‘Fire crews are now mopping up at the scene whioch has caused extensive damage to the detached metal gararge’.

‘No damage to structure or assests have been reported’.

‘ACT Fire & Rescue responded immediately to the Robe Street property after recieving an emergency triple zero (000) call from one of the householders just before 8:00pm’.

You’ll never get those few minutes back …

bundah bundah 5:48 pm 29 Nov 12

Not to worry Gillard’s slush fund will foot the bill.

poetix poetix 5:36 pm 29 Nov 12

Deliberate pun? If only they had said that people were goughing…

But of course they are far too busy for such silliness.

bundah bundah 5:24 pm 29 Nov 12

I just thought i would take a look at some of ESA’s previous media releases going back to early November and it’s quite apparent spelling or proof reading is optional.

‘Fire crews are now mopping up at the scene whioch has caused extensive damage to the detached metal gararge’.

‘No damage to structure or assests have been reported’.

‘ACT Fire & Rescue responded immediately to the Robe Street property after recieving an emergency triple zero (000) call from one of the householders just before 8:00pm’.

noma noma 5:19 pm 29 Nov 12

I’m sure the fire kept many in su-Spence

screaming banshee screaming banshee 5:19 pm 29 Nov 12

Sounds like quite the insadent

Mr Evil Mr Evil 5:11 pm 29 Nov 12

Curtin on fire???

I always wondered what that funny smell was in the Great Hall was; after all, he’s been dead since 1945.

DrKoresh DrKoresh 3:51 pm 29 Nov 12

*curtain.

AlpineViper AlpineViper 3:28 pm 29 Nov 12

“The fire in a curtin…”

I find this particularly humourous, given the location.

Madam Cholet Madam Cholet 2:50 pm 29 Nov 12

Should that be ‘curtain’?

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