Occupant escapes house fire but home destroyed

A Cornwallis home has been destroyed by fire overnight.

Emergency services were called to the Cornwallis Road property about 8pm on Sunday, December 2, arriving to discover the home well alight, police said in a statement.

Blaze: Firefighters work to extinguish the blaze at Cornwallis on Sunday. Picture: TNV.

Blaze: Firefighters work to extinguish the blaze at Cornwallis on Sunday. Picture: TNV.

“The blaze was extinguished by fire fighters, but the house was destroyed,” police stated.

“The sole occupant of the house escaped uninjured.”

Officers from Hawkesbury Police Area Command attended and the fire is not being treated as suspicious.

Fire engulfs the home. Picture: TNV.

Fire engulfs the home. Picture: TNV.