Teenage girl jumps from balcony to escape house fire

A teenage girl has jumped from a balcony to escape a fire that ripped through her western Sydney home while she and her family slept on Tuesday morning.

It was a lucky escape for the family of five who were awoken by smoke alarms as a raging fire engulfed their Strathfield home just after 5.30am.

A family of five escaped to safety after being woken in the middle of the night to their home on fire. Source: 7 News

A 14-year-old girl was forced to jump from the second-storey balcony to escape the inferno, as the rest of her family scrambled to Newton street.

The home in Sydney’s west has gone up in flames with the residents escaping unharmed. Source: 7 News

About 35 firefighters fought the early morning blaze that tore through the roof and almost destroyed the two-level house.

The residents managed to escape unharmed.

About 35 firefighters fought the early morning blaze that tore through the roof and almost destroyed the two-level house. Source: 7 News

Neighbours brought out dressing gowns, jumpers, shoes and cups of tea out to the street, to help keep the family warm.

It is believed the fire was caused by an electrical fault and is not thought to be suspicious.

It was thought the fire started in the roof, but it didn’t take long for the blaze to rip through the home. Source: 7 News

All but two rooms have been destroyed and the house will likely need to be demolished.

Investigators will look at what caused the blaze, a NSW Fire & Rescue spokesman confirmed.