ACT Fire & Rescue is responding to reports of a fire at Southlands Shopping Centre in Mawson.
Update to follow.
7:01pm Sunday 16 September 2012
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Fire crews have confirmed the presence of fire inside a gym at the centre.
The premises and nearby buildings have been evacuated and the fire quickly extinguished.
Firefighters are now dampening down the affected area.
ACT Ambulance Service has also responded intensive care paramedics to the scene as a precaution.
7:19pm Sunday 16 September 2012
ACT Fire & Rescue has confirmed the gym was not open when the fire started.
The fire is believed to have started in an administration area. It spread into the roof space but was contained within the first floor premises.
Nearby businesses have not sustained any damage following the quick action of firefighters.
The cause and damage bill is unknown at this time.
8:14pm Sunday 16 September 2012