Crace House Fire

21 Aug, 2018

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Just before 2:30pm today ACT Fire & Rescue was called to extinguish a house fire on Benalla Street, Crace. ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Policing also attended the incident.

Over 1 hour later firefighters extinguished the fire at the single storey home which suffered considerable damage and partial collapse.

Intensive Care Paramedics assessed and treated one female and one minor on scene. Both patients were transferred to Calvary Hospital in a stable condition.

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 your home safe.

Image thanks to ACT Emergency Services. Video thanks to Breaking247