2 August 2011

Fire in Banks

| johnboy
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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

[Courtesy ESA]

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