Moore Street home destroyed by fire

UPDATED FRIDAY 23/08/19 @ 12PM:

A fire gutted a house in Moore Street, Ararat yesterday morning which started just before 5:30am.

Ararat’s Fire Brigade said that the house was well alight on arrival but all four occupants were outside and not injured.

Police on scene said that the house was burning for about an hour and has been totally destroyed.

“Thanks to those members who were able to turn out and assist this morning, as we were short on crew members both the Great Western and Stawell Brigades were called immediately, for assistance,” Ararat’s Fire Brigade said.

Ararat Group Officer Wilbur Wilde told AC News Friday, “The truth is, it’s still under investigation by police and the CFA.”

He said that the investigation is taking longer due to the large amount of damage done to the home.