Junee family fortunate to escape burning home

A family have lost everything in a fire that claimed all but their lives on Thursday night. 

Emergency services rushed to a home on Cassia Way in Junee after 6pm, following reports of a house alight. 

Inspector Rob Vergano said the house was completely engulfed by the time firefighters arrived to contain the blaze. 

NSW Rural Fire Service volunteers and Fire and Rescue NSW firies had extinguished the flames within an hour and a half.

Members of the NSW State Emergency Service also arrived to offer their assistance. 

Inspector Vergano said the family had fortunately managed to evacuate their home before anyone was injured. 

“Police arrived after and found the fire was not suspicious,” Inspector Vergano said. “It’s one of those sad, unfortunate incidents … the home was completely destroyed.”