A HOUSE has been left with significant damage following an overnight fire near Mudgee.
Emergency service crews were called to a property on Rocky Waterhole Road in Milroy at 6.36pm following reports of a house on fire.
Fire and Rescue NSW Duty Commander Mick Johnston said multiple crews of firefighters, including from the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS), attended the scene.
“Upon arrival they found a two-storey residential place with the top storey fully involved with fire,” he said.
“It took a good hour to get the fire under control.”
Upon arrival they found a two-storey residential place with the top storey fully involved with fire.Fire and Rescue NSW Duty Commander Mick Johnston
Inspector Johnston said the resident was not at home when the fire begun.
“The resident had just arrived home and noticed the smoke alarm going and caused him to investigate further into the house,” he said.
The resident reported he saw smoke and fire on the upstairs level of his home.
“The top floor was totally destroyed,” Inspector Johnston said.
During the fire, two RFS firefighters were stung by wasps as they helped battle the blaze, they were subsequently treated by paramedics on scene.
Inspector Johnston said the cause of the fire was unknown at this stage and it is now under investigation by the RFS.
He also praised the resident for having a working smoke alarm in the property and said it could have saved the lives of those living in the home.