RESIDENTS have been left reeling after a fire gutted a home in California Gully on Saturday night.
No-one was injured after the fire erupted at the Dowding Street house shortly before 8pm.
Paramedics had called to the scene on Saturday after reports someone needed treatment for smoke inhalation as the fire burned.
However, they were not needed.
Fire Rescue Victoria crews arrived on scene to find smoke billowing from the building.
CFA crews helped them bring the fire under control within 15 minutes but by then the home had suffered extensive damage.
The fire had ripped through the roof and caused significant damage in every room except the lounge, which somehow escaped largely unscathed.
Pictures still hung on walls and furniture sat untouched by flames on Sunday morning even as other rooms were coated in soot and broken roof tiles.
Occupants are still searching for two cats that had fled as flames took hold.
They have asked people in the neighbourhood to be on the lookout for the animals.
Both are microchipped.
One has been seen less than a block away but has so far chosen to hide whenever people have come near it.
Police have confirmed they are not treating the fire as suspicious.
Fire Rescue Victoria was sending a fire investigator to see if the cause could be established.
FIREFIGHTERS have fully extinguished the house fire and declared it safe.
Two firefighting appliances remain on scene.
MULTIPLE crews from the CFA and Fire Rescue Victoria have brought the fire under control in Dowding Street, California Gully.
They are yet to declare the incident safe.
Five firefighting appliances are at the scene of the fire.
A FIRE is burning in California Gully.
Multiple fire brigades are heading to the scene in Dowding Street.
The fire is not yet under control and the roof.
More to come.
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