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Shopfront explodes and one injured in Belconnen

Shopfront explodes leaving one injured in Belconnen

A large explosion in Belconnen has damaged a number of buildings leaving one man in hospital this evening.

At about 7.30pm ACT Emergency Services responded to reports of a structure fire on Rae Street at the intersection of Josephson Street.

A male was treated and stabilised at the scene and transported to hospital.

The fire was quickly contained by firefighters and a large exclusion zone was established whilst fire crews worked to secure a gas leak.

Several streets were subjected to flying debris and numerous properties sustained damage.

A crime scene has been established and ACT Policing are investigating the cause of the explosion.

Further updates are expected.


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