ACT Fire Brigade are battling a house fire in Banks.
A male occupant and three children safely evacuated the single level brick veneer home in Brittlebank Circuit as the flames engulfed the property.
Multiple units are on scene.
5:35pm Tuesday 2 August 2011
The roof has collapsed as firefighters continue to completely extinguish the fire.
The ACT Ambulance Service has transported one male patient to the Canberra Hospital in a stable condition with smoke inhalation.
5:48pm Tuesday 2 August 2011
Firefighters are expected to work well into tonight to ensure the fire is fully extinguished.
The house has been completely destroyed. The initial damage estimate is $400,000.
The cause will be investigated.
The ACT Fire Brigade was originally alerted to the fire around 5pm by multiple emergency triple zero calls.
6:11pm Tuesday 2 August 2011