House destroyed by fire at Wynarka

Photo: File.
Photo: File.

A house at Wynarka has been destroyed by fire.

The occupants of the Moorlands Road property called the Country Fire Service, police and paramedics to the fire just after 4.15pm on Sunday.

The brick and weatherboard home was "fully ablaze" when they arrived, CFS spokeswoman Heidi Davis said.

Firefighters were unable to fight the fire from inside the house, and its roof collapsed during the 30 minutes it took to bring it under control.

"Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of more than 20 firefighters from four fire trucks and one bulk water carrier, the home has been fully destroyed," Ms Davis said.

She estimated cost of the damage at $150,000.

The fire was believed to have started accidentally in a carport.