A woman fled with her two dogs from her Tuart Hill home before it was badly damaged by fire tonight.
The blaze broke out at the single-storey public housing property on Hodgson Street about 9.20pm.
Daglish station office John Haddon said 17 firefighters from Daglish and Osborne Park stations fought the blaze, which was under control by 10pm.
Mr Haddon said the front of the house had been gutted by fire.
Neighbours said flames coming from the front of the house reached about 2m above the rooftop.
The cause of the blaze was yet to be determined last night.