A LITTLE girl has saved her and her family's lives after she woke to a smoke alarm sounding when flames took hold of their home on Wednesday morning.
Just after dawn, the Mitchell Street home in Wee Waa erupted into flames, quickly taking hold of the weatherboard structure.
The family inside made a miraculous escape, firefighters said, after a little girl woke to the smoke alarm going off.
Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Wee Waa, Narrabra and the Hazmat unit were deployed after several triple zero calls, backed by police and the local RFS brigade.
The first call came in at 6.10am, firefighters said, but the flames could be seen leaping from the house when they arrived on scene.
"Residents of the house had self evacuated. Amazingly a 10-year-old girl was woken to the sound of a smoke detector in full alarm mode and was able to wake the rest of the residents and escape safely," a Fire and Rescue NSW spokesperson said.
"Because of that young females quick actions of waking the rest of her family when hearing the smoke alarm being activated she has saved hers and her family's lives."
Firefighters did everything they could to try and knock the fire, which took an hour to bring under control.
The fierce fire destroyed the home and everything inside it. The cause of the fire is still being investigated by police.
"When 399 Narrabri station arrived crews were rotated for salvage and overhaul process," the spokesperson said.
"The house contains asbestos so crews had to be decontaminated and the house had to be sprayed with a glue solution to contain and further asbestos exposure."
This morning's call has proved smoke alarms do save lives.Wee Waa Fire and Rescue station commander Bruce Cowan
Wee Waa Fire and Rescue station commander Bruce Cowan said it was clear the smoke alarms do really save lives.
"We cannot stress enough the importance of having working smoke alarms installed on every level of the house," he said.
"If you have one and think it is out of date or not working or simply do not have one, we are asking you to contact us, we can install 10-year worry free smoke alarms and help you have your house as safe as possible.
"This morning's call has proved smoke alarms do save lives."