A HOUSEFIRE sparked an emergency response in Tamworth on Tuesday morning, and saw firefighters rush to extinguish the flames.
Tamworth Fire and Rescue NSW duty commander Peter Nugent confirmed three fire trucks had been urgently called to a home on Cole Road, in West Tamworth, about 10:45am after reports a house was alight.
"They got there really quickly and knocked [the fire] down," he said.
He told the Leader police and ambulance paramedics also attended the scene on Tuesday morning as a precaution.
One lane of Cole Road was closed to traffic while emergency services worked at the scene.
Firefighters were still working at the home about an hour after the initial call for help, but Mr Nugent said crews were expected to hand the scene over to Oxley police for further investigation.
He said the home appeared to be "derelict" and sustained only a small amount of damage after the fire broke out.
"Mainly a bit of smoke and water damage," Mr Nugent said.
Police remained at the Cole Road house on Tuesday, combing the scene for clues as to how the fire might have started.
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