A pregnant woman has been rescued by firefighters after becoming trapped in the backyard while her Nicholls home was on fire.
The woman had to evacuate quickly after the fire broke out and rang Emergency Triple Zero (000) just after 2pm. The house was engulfed with flames and there was no safe exit from the backyard.
Communications Centre operators kept speaking with the woman until firefighters found her in the backyard and moved her to safety. ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have assessed and treated the woman on scene.
Three pumpers, breathing apparatus van and a commander attended the scene at Dooland Court in Nicholls.
Crews are continuing to extinguish hot spots throughout the three-bedroom property. The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage but has been deemed suspicious and the scene will shortly be handed to ACT Policing.