House fire cause under investigation

Smoke could be seen coming from a house in Gate Pa. Photos and video: Kaysi Fredericks from Kaysi Photography.

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The cause of a fire which took hold in a Gate Pa house is still under investigation.

Firefighters were called to the fire on Humber Crescent just before 2pm.

A Northern Fire Communications spokesperson said the fire was “well involved” when crews arrived at the scene.

Black smoke could be seen billowing from the roof as the fire took hold.

The fire appears to have started in the back porch and made its way into the roof space.

A fire service spokesperson says the house suffered a lot of smoke damage but firefighters managed to save most of the front part of the house and its contents.

It took firefighters about an hour to put the fire out and they left the scene at about 5.30pm, after dampening down hot spots.

A fire safety investigator is looking into the cause of the blaze.


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