Farrer house fire

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Firefighters have extinguished a fire at a Farrer home on Hawkesbury Street.

The four-bedroom home was unattended at the time of the fire and discovered when the resident arrived home.

ACT Fire & Rescue has contained the fire to the living room and the roof space above.

Crews are now ventilating the area.

Three fire pumpers , the Breathing Apparatus Van, the specialist Hazardous Materials unit and a Commander are on scene.

Update to follow.

2:54 PM

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are also on scene and have treated a 32-year-old female patient for smoke inhalation. The patient is being taken to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

A male patient aged in his 30’s was also assessed but did not require transport to hospital.

Update to follow.

3:19 PM

Cause of fire deemed to be from a battery operated appliance.

Fire damage to the furniture in the room and minor damage to the ceiling space. The remainder of the house sustained smoke damage.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 2.10pm.

5:47 PM

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