Edgewater man’s lucky escape from house fire

Firefighters at the Edgewater house Monday morning. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Firefighters at the Edgewater house Monday morning. Picture: Martin Kennealey

AN Edgewater man had a lucky escape as his house went up in flames overnight.

It is understood St John Ambulance officers treated him for burnt feet and that he was not required to be taken to hospital.

The fire in Wisteria Parade was reported about 7.30pm and nine DFES crews attended from Wangara, Duncraig, Joondalup and Osborne Park stations.

A St John spokeswoman said the home was a “total loss”.

Fire investigation officers will be at the property this morning to determine the cause, with some speculation that it could have been sparked by an airconditioner.