LATEST: A crime scene has been established at the scene of a Lowood house fire.

Multiple crews rushed to the single-storey brick and tile house on Honeyeater Place about 8.20am.

Brassall fire station officer Ken Stieler said the home was well involved by the time crews arrived but firefighters were successful in protecting neighbouring properties from damage.

The house was empty at the time of the fire.

After being questioned about the possibility that pets may have been trapped inside, Mr Stieler confirmed that was not the case.

"We have done a complete primary and secondary search of the building and we found no pets," he said a short time after the fire was brought under control.

The house was completely gutted in the fire and the roof collapsed.

It took an hour for emergency services to extinguish the flames.

Initial information suggested the house was vacant and investigators today began trying to piece together what happened.

Police were guarding the scene.

 

UPDATE:

A CRIME scene has been set up at a Lowood home after fire took hold early this morning.

The single-storey brick house was completely gutted in the fire and the roof has collapsed after flames broke out just after 8am.

It took an hour for emergency services to extinguish the fire.

Initial information suggests the house was vacant and investigators are trying to piece together what happened.

Police are guarding the scene.

Brassall Fire Station officer Ken Stieler said Lowood, Brassall and Ripley fire services were called to the scene.

"We managed to protect the houses on either side and no one was hurt," he said.

"It is under investigation and has been made  crime scene."

House fires are treated as suspicious until proven otherwise. 

 

INITIAL

EMERGENCY services are on the scene of a house fire at Lowood.

Initial reports suggest a single storey home on Honeyeater Pl was completely destroyed when the fire took hold at 8.20am.

Firies had the fire under control by 9.20am but emergency services are still on scene.



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