Firefighters helmets melt while battling house fire today
2.20PM: THE helmets of firefighters battling a blaze in Allenstown this afternoon melted.
The fire started after 1pm today and reports indicate a woman and her two dogs in the house escaped unharmed.
It is believed a police officer driving past first noticed the smoke.
The house is located on the corner of Nicholson St and Costello St.
1.30pm: EMERGENCY services are the scene of a house fire in Allenstown.
Firefighters are extinguishing the fire in a house on the corner of Nicholson St and Gladstone Rd.
Media reports say a woman and her two dogs escaped the fire.
More to come.
Neighbours say they heard a loud "bang" before flames gutted house in Allenstown, cnr of Nicholson St & Gladstone Rd pic.twitter.com/FBNP5Dd6le— Marlina Whop (@MarlinaWhop) August 19, 2014