Investigations are underway into a fire which started in a rubbish compactor outside an arts building at the Australian National University.
Nearly 70 people have been evacuated from the building on Ellery Street.
Ventilation operations are underway in the building which is smoke logged. The fire did not enter the building.
Three pumpers, the Breathing Apparatus Van and a commander are on scene.
Crews were alerted to the incident from several Emergency Triple Zero (000) calls and an automated fire alarm.
(ESA Media Release)