Cat and woman caught up in Kallaroo house fire

The house fire in Kallaroo. Picture: Martin Kennealey
The house fire in Kallaroo. Picture: Martin Kennealey

UPDATE, 4.45pm: THE damage caused by a house fire in Kallaroo this morning is estimated at $80,000.

A Department of Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said the cause was accidental but had not yet been determined, with investigations continuing.

She said fire services left the scene after 1pm.

 

THERE are reports a cat had to be resuscitated and a woman is being treated for smoke inhalation and shock after a fire broke out in a Kallaroo home this morning.

A Department of Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman confirmed the fire at 19 Delaware Place was reported at 9.46am with “smoke and flames” coming from the home.

She said there was “a cat and an occupant” inside and St John Ambulance was called to treat the occupant for smoke inhalation.

Seven crews were sent to the scene with reports of “half the property to the rear engulfed in flames”.

She said the fire was out by 11.30am with the remaining hotspots extinguished by 11.52am.

Perth newsreader Anthony Anderson tweeted that neighbours reported hearing “a series of loud explosions” shortly before fire broke out.

“Flames were apparently ’20ft high’,” he tweeted.

“A woman has been treated for smoke inhalation and shock; a cat was also resuscitated.”

Picture: Martin Kennealey

Two crews from Wangara remain at the scene.

The spokeswoman said the cause had not yet been determined nor the extent of the damage.

“A fire investigations officer has been sent to the site,” she said.

Picture: Martin Kennealey