FIRE has gutted a home in Koondoola this morning.
Emergency crews raced to the Tempany Way property after neighbours raised the alarm about 5am.
Firefighters were told the family was away.
“The family went away before Christmas according to neighbours,” a DFES spokeswoman said.
“Fire investigators are at the home now. There was a report from a neighbour of hearing an explosion.”
Community News photographer Martin Kennealey captured pictures of investigators examining the destruction.
Damage was estimated at $300,000.