Update - Chapman home destroyed by fire

The fire has been extinguished but a crew will remain on scene to put out any hot spots that may start up.

The house is located near a school and some minor traffic disruptions may occur this morning due to the presence of fire appliances on scene.

The sole occupant of the home, an elderly woman, was asleep when the fire started but was woken by a smoke alarm and safely evacuated herself from the property.

The cause will be investigated but is not suspicious.

ACT Fire & Rescue reminds the community about the importance of having working smoke alarms.

"This is another example of how working smoke alarms save lives."