Theodore house fire


Firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire that began in the roof of a Theodore home.

The occupants called Emergency Triple Zero (000) after noticing the fire and self-evacuated.

The house is located on the corner of Louis Loder Street and Lawrence Wackett Crescent.

ACT Fire & Rescue has three pumpers, a Hazardous Materials Unit, Breathing Apparatus Van and a commander in attendance. Units will remain on scene for some time.

Crews have contained the fire to the roof space.

Update to follow.

4:04 PM

The fire was been determined to have been caused by down lights overheating.

ACT Fire & Rescue crews conducted salvage operations after significant heat and water damage to the house.

Damage is estimated at $50,000.

An electrical and structural assessment will have to be completed before the occupants are allowed to re-enter their home.

Firefighters will soon leave the scene.

4:36 PM


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