Kambah family escape house fire unharmed

A family had a lucky escape this morning from a house fire in Kambah.

The residents were woken at 3:17 by a passer by who noticed their Cooke Street home was alight.

All five occupants safely self evacuated and raised the alarm.

ACT Fire & Rescue responded with multiple units who extinguished the blaze which caused extensive fire and smoke damage to an outside pagola area and several internal rooms.

The initial estimated damage bill is $100,000.

The cause will be investigated.