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Fire at Parliament House

By 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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Fire at Parliament House
Holden Caulfield 9:36 am 30 Nov 12

sbugden said :

I wonder if they had to HOLT proceedings.

Howard I know?

sbugden 9:18 am 30 Nov 12

I wonder if they had to HOLT proceedings.

wildturkeycanoe 5:47 am 30 Nov 12

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

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 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 5:48 pm 29 Nov 12

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

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 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 5:19 pm 29 Nov 12

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

screaming banshee 5:19 pm 29 Nov 12

Sounds like quite the insadent

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 3:51 pm 29 Nov 12

*curtain.

AlpineViper 3:28 pm 29 Nov 12

“The fire in a curtin…”

I find this particularly humourous, given the location.

Madam Cholet 2:50 pm 29 Nov 12

Should that be ‘curtain’?

davo101 2:44 pm 29 Nov 12

Not a patch on this.

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