Woman seriously burned in Downer kitchen fire


A man has suffered serious burns following a kitchen fire in Downer.

Intensive care paramedics treated the man at the scene before transporting him to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

The ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue were called to the Burn Street home at 11:31am.

It is believed the man was cooking when the fire broke out. Crews extinguished it quickly on arrival.

Two pumpers, the Breathing Apparatus Van, Hazardous Materials Unit and a commander are still at the scene with firefighters conducting ventilation operations.

Damage to the kitchen is estimated at $40,000.

12:06 PM

The ACT Ambulance Service advises the burns patient was a 56-year-old woman.

2:17 PM

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