UPDATED: Fire fighters have brought a house fire in Cambrian Hill under control.
The fire has destroyed about 30 per cent of the internal rooms of the house, but the single-storey brick structure has remained standing and the remainder of the house is believed to have suffered only minor damage.
The occupant of the home was able to get out safely and was assessed by ambulance paramedics for shock. She was being cared for by a neighbour.
At this stage the cause of the blaze remains unclear with early reports suggesting it may have either started in the kitchen or the roof.
Lucas Fire Brigade Senior Station Officer Ben Reynolds said crews from all around the district brought the fire under control.
He said investigations would be carried out to the cause.
WATCH: Senior Station Officer Ben Reynolds discusses the fire at Cambrian Hill.
EARLIER: THERE are reports that a structure, possibly a home, is on fire at Cambrian Hill, south of Ballarat this morning.
CFA crews from Lucas, Sebastopol and Buninyong are on the scene of the fire.
The fire was first reported just after 7.30am this morning.
The CFA is reporting that the structure fire is not yet under control.
More to come.
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