This photo by Hasin:
This coming in from the ESA:
ACT Fire & Rescue are conducting firefighting operations on Cooyong Street, Braddon, Bega Court Flats.
Update to follow.
ACT Fire & Rescue are continuing to extinguish the fire on the second and third floors.
Four fire pumpers on scene, the Breathing Apparatus Van, the Bronto Skylift Hydraulic Platform and a Command Officer.
ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are also on scene and have treated one female patient with burns to hands.
One male patient assessed for smoke inhalation, with two other patients also assessed.
Update to follow.
Fire has been extinguished.
Extensive damage to two units on the second and third floors.
Crews currently conducting ventilation operations.
Correction – ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have treated and assessed a total of three patients.
One female patient was treated for burns to her hands and smoke inhalation and was taken to The Canberra Hospital.
One male treated for smoke inhalation and will be taken to Calvary Hospital.
One other male patient was assessed and transport to hospital was not required.
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This in from Dominic from the Canberra Centre car park:
Barcham was down for the aftermath:
FURTHER UPDATE: We’re seeing reports of an explosion causing the fire. Will update as it comes to hand.
Police have put up the following release:
Police investigate suspicious fire
Release Date: Tuesday, June 25 2013, 04:30 PM
ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious fire at the Bega Court flats in Reid this afternoon (June 25).
About 2pm police attended Block 7 of the Bega Court flats after reports of a fire and explosion.
The fire was extinguished and initial assessment by fire investigators deemed the fire as suspicious.
A female resident was taken to The Canberra Hospital suffering burns to her hands and smoke inhalation, while a male was treated for smoke inhalation and taken to Calvary Hospital.
AFP Forensic Services will work with ACT Criminal Investigations to determine the cause of the fire.
Police would urge anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity in or around the Reid area to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information to Crime Stoppers can be provided anonymously.
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Took these today, some from before the fire and police got there.
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