West Belconnen garage fire

Fire crews this morning have prevented a West Belconnen house from going up in smoke.

ACT Fire & Rescue was alerted to the incident in Pepin Place Charnwood at 1:34am.

The first crew arrived on scene to find a garage, converted into a living space and detached from the home alight.

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish fire before it could spread to the nearby house with three fire trucks, breathing aparartus support van and commander attending.

The fire was started by candles.