17 November 2011

Fire in Dickson

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ACT Fire & Rescue on scene at Telstra House, Northbourne Ave, Dickson responding to smoke on the fourth floor.

Update to follow.

4:51pm Thursday 17 November 2011

No sign of fire.

ACT Fire & Rescue crews currently investigating the source of the smoke.

Building partially evacuated.

Update to follow.

5:02pm Thursday 17 November 2011

ACT Fire & Rescue continuing the search for the source of the smoke which is dissipating.

Four fire pumpers on scene with the specialist Breathing Apparatus Unit, Hazardous Materials Van, the Bronto Skylift Hydraulic Platform and Command vehicle.

Approx 120 staff evacuated.

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics and Command vehicle on scene supporting operations.

No injuries.

Crews notified by an Automatic Fire Alarm at 4.31pm.

5:24pm Thursday 17 November 2011

All seven storeys of the building have been evacuated as ACT Fire & Rescue crews conduct ventilation and atmospheric monitoring operations.

Crews have used thermal imaging equipment to locate the source of the smoke which at this stage has not been found.

5:48pm Thursday 17 November 2011

ACT Fire & Rescue crews have concluded their search of the building and have not been able to locate the source of the smoke.

Crews will depart the scene shortly.

6:06pm Thursday 17 November 2011

[Courtesy ESA]

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That makes twice this week – Wednesday it was fumes from some road surfacing up the way. At least it would have been close to knock off time for the office based staff – harder though for all the call centres in that building.

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