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Wellington fire: Firefighter on scene at blaze

HOUSE FIRE: A person has been reported missing as crews battle early morning house fire in Wellington. Photo: PAUL JEFFERS
HOUSE FIRE: A person has been reported missing as crews battle early morning house fire in Wellington. Photo: PAUL JEFFERS

Update: 10.14am

A spokesperson for Raine & Horne Real Estate's Wellington Branch has informed Australian Community Media that the rental property that burnt down earlier this morning was unoccupied at the time of the fire as the resident was on holiday.

The individual that was reported as possibly missing is safe and sound and has been informed of the fire.

Earlier: 7.49am

ONE person is missing as firefighters remain on scene battling a house fire in Wellington.

Firefighters received the emergency call out at 6.34am on Friday with reports that a home in Zouch Street, Wellington was alight.

Wellington Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Captain Mark Moroney said upon arrival the house was fully engulfed by fire.

"We received the call to the house fire with reports a person was possibly missing," he said.

"Due to the severity of the fire crews were unable to make initial entry to complete a search.

"There is a single occupant of the house who has been absent for a period of time."

MAP: The street where the house fire occurred

A search has since been conducted of the home but due to the damage to the property it is now too unstable for crews to remain inside.

Captain Moroney said he was unable to confirm the age or sex of the missing occupant at this stage.

The house was a single storey weatherboard property and it along with the contents have been totally destroyed by fire.

An investigation by FRNSW and NSW Police will commence into the cause of the fire.

Captain Moroney crews praised FRNSW and NSW Rural Fire Service crews for preventing the fire from spreading to the house next door.

Zouch Street remains closed to traffic with firefighters urging the public to avoid the area.

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