ACT Fire & Rescue on scene at Range Lane (off Majura Road), at the Majura Field Firing Range following two domestic storage tanks which are on fire.
ACT Ambulance Service on scene as a precaution with no injuries.
Update to follow.
12:16pm Friday 1 Jun 2012
A LPG 7000 litre tanker has rolled and come into contact with two 5000 litre domestic gas cylinders.
ACT Fire & Rescue has set up a 500 metre exclusion zone as a precaution whilst crews assess the fire.
12:39pm Friday 1 Jun 2012
Fire has not been extinguished. Gas cylinders continue to burn.
A 500 metre exclusion zone remains in place as a precaution whilst crews continue to assess the situation.
No current threat to the area.
12:53pm Friday 1 Jun 2012
Correction- The 7000 litre tanker collided with one of the domestic gas cylinders and did not roll as earlier reported.
Fire continues to burn in gas cylinders and a 500 metre exclusion zone remains in place as a precaution.
1:06pm Friday 1 Jun 2012
ACT Fire & Rescue has eliminated risk of any major explosion.
The gas cylinder is continuing to burn in a controlled manner.
ACT Fire & Rescue will remain on scene until fire has been extinguished.
2:00pm Friday 1 June 2012
ACT Fire & Rescue is utilising an Australian Federal Police helicopter to beam live video footage of the gas cylinder to monitor the situation from the air.
ACT Fire & Rescue crews will remain on scene until all gas has been burnt out of the cylinder.
No risk of any major explosion at this time.
3:15pm Friday 1 June 2012
Fire continues to burn in one of the gas cylinders in a controlled manner.
The gas is continuing to leak slowly.
ACT Fire & Rescue will remain on scene through the night and have reduced the exclusion zone to 200 metres.
4:40pm Friday 1 June 2012
ACT Fire & Rescue fully extinguished the gas bottle fire at Majura around 3 o’clock.
Firefighters then conducted atmospheric monitoring before declaring the area safe.
The scene has now been handed over to Comcare for investigation of the incident
3:39am Saturday 2 June 2012
Firefighters remained on scene overnight with only a small amount of fire believed to be still burning.
ACT Fire & Rescue day shift fire crews will take a closer look at the scene later this morning using thermal cameras to determine the exact situation.
A 200 metre exclusion zone remains in place as a precaution.
8:26am Saturday 2 June 2012