House fire on patton place banks at around 4:40 pm. House appears to be totaly dedtroyed as most of the roof has caved in.
Photos to come soon.
ED – the ESA had this to say:
5:00pm Saturday 8 January 2011 – House fire at Banks ACT Fire Brigade on scene of a house fire on Patton Place, Banks.
Fire is under control with crews dampening down and protecting neighbouring property.
Four pumpers on scene with the Breathing Apparatus support van and one command officer.
Occupants safely self evacuated.
Multiple Emergency Triple Zero (000) calls received from 4:21pm
6:45pm Saturday 8 January 2011 – Update on house fire at Banks. ACT FIre Brigade fire investigators are investigating the cause of the fire which is undetermined at this stage.
Fire believed to be not suspicious and started in a bedroom.
The three bedroom brick veneer house has been severely damaged and estimated at $500,000.