Smoke scare at the Kingston Hotel

johnboy 13 February 2013

ACT Fire & Rescue are investigating a smell of smoke at a guest room at the East Hotel, Giles Street, Kingston.

Approximately 60 guests have been evacuated as a precaution whilst crews search for the cause of smoke from a room on level two of the five storey building.

Three fire pumpers on scene along with the Breathing Aparatus Van, the Bronto Skylift Hydraulic Platform and a Command Officer.

Crews were alerted following an Automatic Fire Alarm (AFA) at 8.55pm and confirmed by night staff that the smoke was in the room.

9:30 PM

ACT Fire & Rescue has determined the cause of alarm to be from a simulated condition with no fire found.

Crews are departing the scene and are allowing guests to return to their rooms.

9:48 PM

[Courtesy ESA]

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