Smoke alarm saves life at Ngunnawal

ACT Fire & Rescue has issued a reminder today about the importance of having working smoke alarms after a fire in Ngunnawal.

Fire crews responded to an emergency triple zero (000) just after 2 o'clock this morning in Carina Street.

Firefighters arrived to find fire in a bedroom of the property and a smoke alarm sounding off.

The sole occupant, an elderly lady, had safely evacuated from the property.

They quickly extinguished the fire containing it to the room.

The initial damage bill has been estimated at $5000.

ACT Fire & Rescue have confirmed the fire was started by an unattended cigarette.