Owners away as fire destroys Mallanganee home
TWISTED iron and blacked timber are all that remain after fire totally destroyed a Mallanganee home on Friday night.
Nobody was injured in the blaze that broke out in the Tooloom St house at about 9.30pm.
Rural Fire Service units from Mallanganee, Bonalbo and Mummulgum attended to the emergency call but were unable to save the timber home.
They were however able to prevent the fire from spreading and damaging adjacent homes.
"When we arrived the house was well alight but we were able to save the two houses on either side," NSW RFS Group Captain Dave Tucker said.
Mr Tucker said that there had been some concern that two 40kg gas cylinders at the side of the home would explode and pose a threat to the neighbouring properties.
Mr Tucker said it was fortunate that nobody was home when the blaze took hold.
"The owners were away at the time," he said.
Mr Tucker said the cause of the fire did not appear to be suspicious.
Volunteers from the Mallanganee RFS were on hand to monitor the scene on Saturday to ensure there were no flare ups.