Tarrawanna house destroyed by fire

Picture taken by Danielle Wilson.
Picture taken by Danielle Wilson.

A Tarrawanna house has been destroyed by fire on Wednesday afternoon.

Fire and Rescue crews from Corrimal and Balgownie were called to the incident about 6pm, with reports the fibro and tile Kendall Street home was well alight.

According to reports, no one was home at the time of the fire.

The firefighters worked quickly in evening temperatures of around 37 degrees to contain the fire.

However, bystanders said it appeared almost everything in the home had been destroyed.

Police and ambulance officers were also called to the scene.

Earlier on Wednesday, Rural Fire Service and NSW Fire and Rescue crews responded to reports of fires in the southern Illawarra

Just after 4pm, there were reports of a large column of smoke coming from near the intersection of the M1 and Northcliffe Drive.

Also just after 4pm, crews responded to a fire at Burringbar Street, near the Dapto skate park.

This was quickly contained.

Firefighters remain on high alert throughout the Illawarra, with an ongoing severe fire danger warning and a total fire ban extended for another 24 hours.