UPDATED: Firefighters have brought a house fire in Cambrian Hill under control.
The fire 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.
WATCH: Senior Station Officer Ben Reynolds discusses the fire at Cambrian Hill
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.
EARLIER: The CFA has been called to an early morning blaze at a house at Cambrian Hill just south of Ballarat.
Seven CFA units were called out shortly after 7.30am and are currently trying to control the blaze on Brays Road.
The fire is believed to have started in the roof and spread to the rest of the brick house. The extent of the damage is not yet known.
The occupants and their pets managed to escape the blaze and Ambulance Victoria is currently treating engulfed one female occupant for shock at the scene
More to come
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