A family had a lucky escape this morning from a house fire in Kambah.
The residents were woken at 3:17 by a passer by who noticed their Cooke Street home was alight.
All five occupants safely self evacuated and raised the alarm.
ACT Fire & Rescue responded with multiple units who extinguished the blaze which caused extensive fire and smoke damage to an outside pagola area and several internal rooms.
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The initial estimated damage bill is $100,000.
The cause will be investigated.