Macquarie house fire started by heater


Firefighters are working to extinguish a fire in a house on Fulton Street, Macquarie.

Fire has been knocked down and has significantly damaged the house.

Update to follow.

6:57 AM

Fire has been extinguished.

No damage to neighbouring property.

ACT Fire & Rescue are currently ventilating the property.

Three fire pumpers on scene, the Breathing Apparatus Support Van and two commanders.

Update to follow.

7:12 AM

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 6.19am.

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have treated three male patients aged in their 20’s.

One patient has been treated for superficial burns to lower limbs and the two other patients have been treated for smoke inhalation. All have been taken to the Canberra Hospital.

Crews have commenced investigations into the cause of the fire.

7:37 AM

Fire started in a bedroom.

Cause of fire non-suspicious and suspected to be from clothing coming into contact with a heater.

Estimated damage of the three bedroom duplex to be $100,000.

ACT Fire & Rescue has now departed the scene.

9:38 AM


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