13 January 2013

Red Hill house fire on Quiros Street

| johnboy
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ACT Fire & Rescue is on the scene of a house fire in Red Hill.

Flames can be seen coming out of tge roof of the single story property on Quiros Street.

Five fire units and commander are working to extinguish the fire.

Update to follow.

10:43 PM 12/01/13

Fire crews are still working to extinguish the fire.

Firefighters wearing breathing apartartus are inside the house conducting offensive firefighting on the blaze, which is burning in the roof space.

A male occupant and a dog safely evacuated. A second dog is believed to be unaccounted for at this time.

11:03 PM

ACT Fire & Rescue firefighters have now contained the fire and are extinguishing hot spots in the roof space.

A man has been treated on scene by ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics for minor smoke inhalation but did not require hospitalisation.

11:16 PM

The fire is now extinguished and the second dog has been found safe and well.

The property has sustained structural, fire, smoke and water damage.

The cause will be investigated.

11:43 PM

[Courtesy ESA]

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a suspicious house fire in Red Hill which occurred yesterday (January 12).

Around 10.30pm, police attended Quiros Street, Red Hill in response to a house well alight. ACT Fire and Rescue were at the scene and extinguish the fire but the house sustained major damage.

Neighbouring residents were evacuated and no one was injured during the fire.

An initial assessment by police and fire investigators deemed the fire as suspicious.

Police would urge anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity in or around Quiros Street late last night to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information to Crime Stoppers can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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