Wheat bag sparks fire scare at seniors village


One person has been treated for smoke inhalation following an incident at a seniors’ living village in Greenway.

A wheat bag warming in the microwave was found to be the source of a burning smell and smoke in a kitchen.

Firefighters conducted ventilation operations overnight and have now left the scene.

ACT Fire and Rescue is reminding all Canberrans to heat wheat bags strictly in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.