Structure fire in Braddon

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a structure fire in an apartment block in Braddon.

Crews were alerted to the incident on Faulkner Street at 11:23am and responded with three fire pumpers, breathing apparatus support and a commander.

Firefighters forced entry to the building and found the apartment well-alight and heavily smoke-logged. The flames were quickly extinguished and damage has been contained to the apartment of origin.

Residents of the apartment block were evacuated and atmospheric monitoring will be conducted to determine when it is safe to allow them to return.