A fire at Sandy Flat Road, Tintenbar, overnight has completely destroyed a timber and iron farmhouse in the rural area.
RFS operations officer Bob Wilcox told Echonetdaily the house was ‘fully engulfed in flames’ when brigades got there at around 12.50am this morning.
‘The house was completely destroyed,’ he said.
‘People were home but fortunately they managed to get out by the time we got there,’ he added.
Mr Wilcox said three rural brigades plus NSW Fire & Rescue from Ballina attended the blaze as a contingency.
‘There’s always an issue with water supplies on an isolated farm property,’ he said.
Police are still investigating the cause of the fire.