Occupants of a Cockle Bay house that caught fire this morning are lucky to be safe, a firefighter at the scene told the Times.
Three fire trucks and a police vehicle attended the scene on Litten Road, where a two-storey house was burning.
The occupants were shaken but unharmed.
Station officer John Searle confirmed that his team received the emergency call at 7.37am and he sent two fire engines, before realising multiple calls had been received about the property and decided to send a third vehicle.
“It was very lucky we got here when we did,” said Mr Searle.
“Another five minutes and it would have been totalled. We managed to protect the character of the house, and the occupants were unharmed. It was a very good save.”
An investigation is still ongoing and there is no conclusive cause as of yet.
The incident is being treated as not suspicious.