ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Ambulance Service on scene at a fire in a kitchen of a single bedroom unit on Mansfield Place, Phillip.
Fire has been extinguished and contained to the kitchen in the upstairs apartment of the two storey building.
A neighbour in the apartment complex heard a smoke alarm, called Emergency Triple Zero (000) at 7.58pm and ACT Fire & Rescue responded with two fire pumpers, the Breathing Apparatus van, the specialist Hazardous Materials unit and a command vehicle.
ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have treated a 50-year-old male for mild smoke inhalation and transported the patient to The Canberra Hospital.
Update to follow.
8:33pm Tuesday 8 May 2012
ACT Fire & Rescue has left the scene after completing ventilation operations.
Cause of fire deemed accidental with food left cooking unattended on the stove.
Estimated damage $10,000.
ACT Fire & Rescue remind the community to “Don’t stop looking while you’re cooking”.
9:12pm Tuesday 8 May 2012