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Fire in the Owen Flats

By johnboy 21 September 2012 8

ACT Fire & Rescue are currently on scene following a unit fire on at ‘Owen Flats’ on Northbourne Avenue, Lyneham.

Crews have extinguished a fire which is believed to have started near a bed mattress.

The fire was contained to the room of origin, minimal smoke damage has been received to the remainder of the unit and one neighboring unit.

One person is believed to have been home during the start of the blaze and safely self evacuated. There are no injuries reported.

Neighboring units on the ground floor of the three story complex were evacuated but residents have now returned to the building.

Four fire pumpers, a command vehicle, Hazardous Materials Unit and Breathing Apparatus Support are currently on scene.

Crews are currently conducting ventilation and atmospheric monitoring to the smoke damaged area. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

Estimated damage bill is $40,000.

12:43am 21 September 2012

[Courtesy ESA]

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poetix 3:47 pm 22 Sep 12

Owen Crescent runs behind them, I think. Hence the name.

Deref 10:08 am 22 Sep 12

Weaselburger said :

The set of old brick flats across northborne from Dickson

Ah – thanks.

Weaselburger 8:22 am 22 Sep 12

The set of old brick flats across northborne from Dickson

Deref 2:22 pm 21 Sep 12

I can’t picture the Owen Flats. Where are they?

Weaselburger 1:37 pm 21 Sep 12

I was wondering what all those sirens were for. Probably one of the inhabitants smoking bongs in bed.

Aaroncbr 1:15 pm 21 Sep 12

bd84 said :

It’s a pity it didn’t destroy the entire development..

Yeah people still have a home to go to. What a pity.

bd84 1:01 pm 21 Sep 12

It’s a pity it didn’t destroy the entire development..

Jungle Jim 10:03 am 21 Sep 12

I thought for a second this could have been the reason I saw three cop cars hauling ass out of Morphett Street around 8:20 this morning, but then I saw the time-stamp at the bottom.

Glad to hear no-one was hurt, but I’m still curious to know what piqued the cops interest this morning.

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