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Lyons house fire

By johnboy 4 February 2013 2

ACT Fire & Rescue are responding to reports of a house fire in Davenport Street Lyons.

Update to follow.

7:33 PM

Firefighters have contained the fire to the room of origin and are now working to extinguish it.

ACT Fire & Rescue has confirmed there was no home at the time.

There are three fire pumpers, breathing apparatus support crew and commander on scene.

7:51 PM

The fire has now been extinguished. The laundry sustained fire, smoke and water damage and smoke damage to the remainder of the property.

The cause has been determined as accidental.

ACT Fire & Rescue urges the community to ensure they never leave electrical appliances unattended while not at home.

8:11 PM

[Courtesy ESA]

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Jivrashia 4:01 pm 06 Feb 13

Genie said :

Apparently a single dad with 2 or 3 kids lost everything.

ACT Fire & Rescue has confirmed there was no home at the time.

The laundry sustained fire, smoke and water damage and smoke damage to the remainder of the property.

*scratches head*

I’m sure the communication got inadvertently twisted somewhere.

Genie 2:51 pm 06 Feb 13

There is a Facebook group going ballistic offering donations for the family. Apparently a single dad with 2 or 3 kids lost everything. (G’ment has already given them a shiny new roof to live under)

If you’re feeling generous search for ‘Canberra buy, swap, sell & giveaway’

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