Chittering house fire causes $300,000 damage

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A FIRE at a two-storey home in Chittering overnight has left a damage bill of $300,000.

Dozens of firefighters from around Perth saved the Ghost Gum Ridge house from being completely gutted.

Ten fire crews attended the blaze about 12.45am.

A Department of Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said the fire started in the chimney.

“The fire was contained to two upstairs bedrooms,” she said.

“It was under control by 1.40am, and firefighters stayed on site until 4.40am when it was completely out.”

It is understood the residents of the house managed to escape.

DFES said the cause of the fire was being investigated.