Evacuation at the Canberra Museum

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ACT Fire & Rescue crews have evacuated people from the Canberra Museum and Gallery on London Circuit in Civic.

Firefighters are investigating after reports of a strong smell of smoke.

Update to follow.

14:09


Around 100 people had to be evacuated from the Canberra Museum and Gallery in Civic, after a strong smell of smoke was detected this afternoon.

The cause is believed to be an electrical short circuit in a hand dryer in a toilet.

ACT Paramedics are assessing two people.

Firefighters are conducting air monitoring tests and expect people to be able to return to the building shortly.

14:24

[Photo by Sheridan Burnett]

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