ACT Fire & Rescue on scene of a house fire at Rivett Street, Hackett.
Firefighters are searching for the source of the fire with smoke escaping from a wall cavity.
Occupant of the two storey house called Emergency Triple Zero (000) at 9.03am and safely self evacuated.
Update to follow.
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9:35am Saturday 1 September 2012
Firefighters have isolated the source of the fire from a wall heater.
Crews are investigating between the upper and lower floor to ensure fire is extinguished.
Fire has not extended into adjoining neighbouring duplex property.
9:50am Saturday 1 September 2012
Fire has been extinguished.
Three fire pumpers, the Breathing Apparatus Van, the Hazardous Materials Unit and a command vehicle on scene.
Crews are currently conducting ventilation and air monitoring operations of the three bedroom house.
Estimated damage $20,000.
Fortunately, single occupant woke to the smell of smoke and called Emergency Triple Zero (000) as house did not have a smoke alarm.
ACT Fire & Rescue would like to remind residents the importance of having a working smoke alarm installed.