ACT Fire & Rescue are currently on scene at Cooinda Street, Bruce, at the University of Canberra campus, attending to smoke issuing from a residential block of accomodation.
On arrival, firefighters found a residential area vacant and heavily smoke logged with all four stove stop elements in the common kitchen area turned on.
A passer-by noticed smoke and flames issuing from the unit and contacted Emergency Triple Zero (000) at 8.46pm.
Crews are now conducting air monitoring and ventilation operations.
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The block of six units has sustained heavy smoke logging and heat damage.
The scene will shortly be handed to ACT Policing to investigate.