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Update five – Structure fire at Hume

The fire has been knocked down.

Firefighters are now moving through the building to extinguish any hot spots.

The cause of the fire will be investigated.

The damage bill is unknown.

ACT Policing is on scene managing local traffic and road closures. Alderson Place in Hume is closed until further notice.

Also there is currently some smoke in the Tuggeranong area. This is not from this fire but hazard reduction burning interstate.

Update four – Structure fire at Hume

Fire crews continue to make progress knocking down the fire.

Firefighters have now entered the building and commenced offensive firefighting.

The surrounding buildings including self storage facilities and a local electricity sub station are at no threat from the fire.

Firefighters expect to remain on scene for several hours.

Monitoring of the smoke is showing it is now dispersing.

Update three – Structure fire at Hume

The fire is now contained to within the structure.

The roof structure is still stable.

Firefighters have cut holes in the roof to allow for ventilation of the fire.

Fire crews continue fighting the blaze from outside the property.

Update two – Structure fire at Hume

Fire crews continue to work on bringing the fire under control.

Firefighters have protected the perimeter of the property to ensure the fire doesn’t spread to adjoining buildings.

Smoke may spread over the inner south of Canberra.

ACT Fire & Rescue HAZMAT specialists are monitoring the air quality.

The Health Directorate advises that people with asthma, other chronic respiratory and/or chronic cardiac diseases should not perform vigorous exercise and should stay inside if affected by the smoke. People with asthma in particular should continue their medication and consult their general practitioner if they have any difficulties.

Update – Structure fire in Hume

Fire crews are undertaking defensive firefighting at what is believed to be a recycling facility.

The structure is approximately 35 metres x 45 metres in size.

ACT Fire & Rescue has three fire trucks, two CAFS tanker, the breathing aparartus support van, HAZMAT unit, Bronto aerial appliance, two commanders and superintendent on scene.

An ambulance is also in attendance as a precaution.

Smoke from the fire is becoming visible in nearby suburbs including over the border in Jerrabomberra and Queanbeyan.