ACT Fire & Rescue has issued a reminder today about the importance of having working smoke alarms after a fire in Ngunnawal.
Fire crews responded to an emergency triple zero (000) just after 2 o’clock this morning in Carina Street.
Firefighters arrived to find fire in a bedroom of the property and a smoke alarm sounding off.
The sole occupant, an elderly lady, had safely evacuated from the property.
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They quickly extinguished the fire containing it to the room.
The initial damage bill has been estimated at $5000.
ACT Fire & Rescue have confirmed the fire was started by an unattended cigarette.