Neighbours rushed to help extinguish a house fire in Shelley Street, Spring Gully that broke out before 4pm today.
The fire is now under control but a witness said the back veranda went up in flames.
Neighbours and passers-by tried to douse the flames with garden hoses before the CFA arrived.
No one is believed to have been injured.
Four trucks attended the scene which is surrounded by trees.
The cause of the fire is unknown but firefighters are still on scene.