Nirranda house destroyed by fire

OCCUPANTS of a Nirranda house destroyed by fire on Tuesday afternoon lost everything but the clothes they were wearing.

The residents were away working when the dwelling was gutted, a CFA media spokeswoman said.

The fire is believed to have started in a car in a garage and spread to the house on Dances Road.

Units from five CFA brigades attended  about 5pm to find the flames had already engulfed the vinyl-clad weatherboard house.

The blaze was controlled within an hour.

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