Update three - House catches alight after lightning strike

The fire has been extinguished.

Firefighters are now using thermal imaging cameras to search the roof space for any hot spots that may remain.

The property, a five bedroom home, has sustained extensive heat, smoke and water damage.

A car parked in the garage of the property has also been destroyed.

ACT Fire & Rescue was alerted to the fire by a neighbour who rang Emergency Triple Zero (000).

There was no one home when the fire started.