A fire that destroyed a house in Elgin and a car in the driveway next to it was one of the biggest here in years, says a firefighter who was called to tackle it.
Three crews and an operational support team battled the “raging fire” at a house on Konini Street in Elgin throughout the early hours of Friday morning after receiving multiple emergency calls.
A family of five escaped uninjured. A cordon remains around the property today as an investigation into how the fire started continue. It is not being treated as suspicious.
“The house was very heavily involved by the time we got there at around 3.30am,” said a Fire Service spokesman.
“A family of five managed to get out unharmed, and at this stage we are unsure if there was a fire alarm inside the house. A heavy tile roof was caving in so we had to tackle the blaze from outside,” he said.
“The fire was made safe by dawn . . . it was a great effort by the team.”