A Corrimal home has been damaged after a fire broke out in a front room in the early hours of Friday morning.
Fire and Rescue crews were called to the Rothery Street home about 5.20am to reports of a house fire.
Corrimal, Bulli and Wollongong crews arrived to find smoke and flames coming from the front window.
Two crews worked quickly to ensure no one was inside the home, while others worked to extinguish the flames.
Crews were able to contain the fire to one room, which was destroyed.
The rest of the house was filled with smoke.
It crews about an hour and a half to extinguish the fire, ventilate the home and mop up.
The cause of the fire is being investigated.
Acting Superintendent, Scott Dodson from Fire and Rescue NSW said it was a timely reminder for the community to develop their fire escape plan.
"Now is the time for residents to check they have a working smoke alarm and that all members of the family have an awareness of calling Triple Zero (000) in an emergency" he said.
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