Major damage in apartment balcony blaze

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The blackened balcony of the Flemington Road apartment blaze. Photo: ACT Fire & Rescue


THE balcony of a Flemington Road apartment block in Franklin sustained major damage from an extensive fire this afternoon. 

Multiple callers to Triple Zero reported black smoke coming from the building.

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished the blaze on the balcony of a first-floor apartment.

They say the balcony sustained major damage and neighbouring apartments sustained smoke damage. All apartments were vacant at the time of the fire.

Atmospheric monitoring and air-ventilation operations have been undertaken to ensure the area is safe.

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