Banks house fire


ACT Fire & Rescue are working to extinguish a fire at a property on Wittunga Crescent, Banks.

Update to follow.

12:38 PM

Firefighters are continuing to extinguish the fire in the two storey residence.

Fire is on the second floor and well alight.

Firefighters are conducting a search of the premises.

The property has also sustained a partial roof collapse.

Update to follow.

12:53 PM

Firefighters are continuing to extinguish the fire.

Crews have gone to a defensive strategy due to the structural collapse of the property.

Update to follow.

1:08 PM

Three fire pumpers on scene along with the Breathing Apparatus Van, the Bronto Skylift Hydraulic Aerial Platform and one Commander.

Multiple Emergency Triple Zero (000) calls were received from 12.19pm.

Fire in under control.

No injuries have been reported.

Update to follow.

1:29 PM

Firefighters have the fire under control and are working to extinguish hot spots.

House has sustained extensive damage. No-one was home at the time of the fire.

No neighbouring properties have been damaged.

2:09 PM

Fire has been extinguished.

Estimated damage $400,000.

ACT Fire & Rescue will shortly begin to investigate to the cause of the fire.

3:23 PM


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