Structure fire contained at Garran Primary School

Michael Weaver 16 July 2020
Structure fire at Garran Primary School

ACT Fire and Rescue crews and police on the scene of a structure fire at Garran Primary School. Photo: Michael Weaver.

A structure fire at Garran Primary School has forced the evacuation of about 20 children and their carers today (16 July).

The first reports of the fire were received just after midday and firefighters from ACT Fire and Rescue attended at the school in Gilmore Crescent at about 12:30 pm.

Children who were attending a school holiday education program at the school were safely evacuated to a nearby zone next to the Garran Oval, adjacent to the COVID-19 testing centre.

Three pumpers, a Hazmat unit and a breathing apparatus unit were in attendance with officers from ACT Policing, who kept concerned staff from the school informed.

No smoke or flames were visible and it is understood the fire began in the bathroom area of the school and has been contained.

No injuries have been reported.

The community is advised to avoid the area.

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