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Townhouse goes up in flames in Ngunnawal

RAW VISION: A townhouse goes up in flames at Bural Court in Ngunnawal. Video courtesy of Teagan Lovett.

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A house at Bural Court in Ngunnawal has been extensively damaged after being engulfed by flames around 10am on Friday morning.

The roof of the single-storey town house has collapsed as a result of the fire and the home has sustained extensive damage.

Fire commander Jim Schlizeo said ACT Fire and Rescue received numerous triple zero calls shortly before 10am.

ACT Fire and Rescue members at the scene following a fire in a duplex at Bural Court.

ACT Fire and Rescue members at the scene following a fire in a duplex at Bural Court. Photo: Jeffrey Chan

Commander Schlizeo said crews acted quickly and were able to prevent the fire spreading to other homes.

"On arrival crews noticed the flames were through the roof. The town house was well engulfed in fire," he said.

"We've had three crews here. They've currently extinguished the fire and protected the home behind it. The fire was impinging on the roof area of that unit."

The house at Bural Court in Ngunnawal damaged by fire.

The house at Bural Court in Ngunnawal damaged by fire.

At least six staff from ActewAGL were at the scene of the fire.

The cause is under investigation by ACT Fire and Rescue staff and police before the house will be handed to the Community Services Directorate.

Commander Schlizeo said that at this stage the fire was not considered suspicious.

Neighbour Jerry Hubbard said he was surprised by the commotion caused by the fire.

"I heard a truck idling for a while and I thought 'what's going on?' because this is a quiet street," he said.

"I came out to have a look and bingo, there's firies and cops everywhere."

Mr Hubbard said the home was owned by an elderly woman, who had escaped the fire unharmed.

An ESA spokesperson said intensive care paramedics had checked a woman at the scene but she was not taken to hospital.

Police were directing traffic at the roundabout intersection of Kelleway Avenue and Gungalin Drive and asked drivers not to stop on the road to look at the fire.