St James unit gutted by fire

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A ST JAMES unit was gutted by fire last night, but the family of four inside – including a pregnant woman – was able to escape.

The blaze broke out in a unit block along Albany Highway just before 6.30pm.

It took firefighters nearly an hour to bring the blaze under control.

DFES said the fire caused about $200,000 worth of damage.

Investigators will work to determine the cause.