Unit fire forces Downer residents to evacuate

Share Canberra's trusted news:

NINE residents were forced to self-evacuate after a fire started in a Downer unit this afternoon (August 3). 

The fire has been extinguished and was contained to the kitchen area of a second-floor unit on Antill Street, but the ACT Emergency Services Agency (ACT ESA) is urging the community to avoid the area.

No injuries have been reported, but police, paramedics and firefighters remain at the scene.

 

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 articleLaura’s disappearance remains a mystery after 13 years
Next articleWhen the oldies are the goodies

Leave a Reply