ACT Fire & Rescue on scene at Challis and Cape Streets Dickson at a restaurant fire.
Fire started in kitchen and has been extinguished.
ACT Fire & Rescue crews investigating a secondary fire in the roof space .
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12:39pm Wednesday 14 December 2011
ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics also on scene and have treated one patient for minor burns. Male patient will be taken to the Calvary Hospital.
Approx 80 people have been evacuated from upstairs Coventry apartment complex and surrounding businesses.
ACT Fire & Rescue crews continuing to investigate fire spread in roof space.
Update to follow.
12:52pm Wednesday 14 December 2011
ACT Fire & Rescue crews notified by Automatic Fire Alarm at 12.19pm followed by multiple Emergency Triple Zero (000) calls.
Three fire pumpers on scene with the Bronto Skylift Hydraulic Platform, Breathing Apparatus van, the specialist Hazardous Material unit and a command vehicle.
Crews continuing to investigate fire spread in roof space, with no fire found in roof at this time.
Crews currently ventilating adjacent premises and conducting air monitoring.
1:14pm Wednesday 14 December 2011
No fire in roof space at this time.
ACT Fire & Rescue crews are allowing some tenants to return to their businesses and dwellings.
Fire started on a cooktop in the kitchen of the restaurant and deemed accidental.
1:56pm Wednesday 14 December 2011
ACT Fire & Rescue have allowed all residents and nearby tenancies to return to dwellings.
Kitchen sustained fire and smoke damage with adjacent businesses sustaining minor smoke damage which was mitigated by early ventilation by firefighters.
Estimated damage $40,000.
No damage to above apartments.
2:46pm Wednesday 14 December 2011
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