30 people have been evacuated from a unit block in Griffith this morning following a fire.
ACT Fire & Rescue responded to Stuart Flats on Light Street just after 1:20am with three fire pumpers, breathing aparartus support van, HAZMAT unit and commander. Crews arrived to find a ground floor unit alight.
A search by firefighters wearing breathing aparartus found there was nobody inside.
The fire was then extinguished before it could spread to adjoining units.
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The unit sustained severe fire and smoke damage. The cause will be investigated.
Firefighters are now conducting atmospheric monitoring before allowing residents back into their homes.