Firefighters battle Crace house fire

Share Canberra's trusted news:

FIREFIGHTERS are working to extinguish a house fire on Benalla Street, in Crace. 

The ACT Ambulance Service and ACT police are also on the scene, and the community is currently advised to avoid the area if possible.

______________________________________________________

Update: 3.45pm, August 21

A WOMAN and a child has been taken to hospital following the house fire on Benalla Street, in Crace. 

Paramedics assessed and treated the woman and child on scene before being transferred to hospital in a stable condition.

The single-storey home has suffered considerable damage and partial collapse, but has now been extinguished. 

Firefighters will remain on scene while they conduct atmospheric monitoring and air ventilation operations to ensure the area is safe.

The initial investigations suggest that the cause of the fire was clothing left near a heater.

Further investigation will be undertaken.

ACT Fire & Rescue urge the community to keep heaters well clear of items that might burn. A minimum of one metre clearance from clothes, bedding furniture, curtains and other combustibles is required to make the home safe.

 

Who Can You Trust?

In a world beleaguered by spin and confused messages, there's never been more need for diverse, trustworthy, independent journalism in Canberra.

Who can you trust? Well, for more than 25 years, "CityNews" has proudly been an independent, free, family-owned news magazine, serving the national capital with quality, integrity and authority. Through our weekly magazine and daily through our digital platforms, we constantly and reliably deliver high-quality and diverse opinion, news, arts, socials and lifestyle columns.

If you trust our work online and believe in the power of independent voices, I encourage you to make a small contribution.

Every dollar of support will be invested back into our journalism so we can continue to provide a valuably different view of what's happening around you and keep citynews.com.au free.

Click here to make your donation and you will be supporting the future of journalism and media diversity in the ACT.

Thank you,

Ian Meikle, editor

Previous articleMagnetic shift increases chance of major damage
Next articleACT police chief suddenly resigns

Leave a Reply