A house in Sydney’s west has been left ruins by a major fire overnight which caused half a million dollars in damage and took 12 fire truck crews to extinguish.
The fire broke out at a single-story Emu Plains home on Nepean Street just before 11:30am on Thursday.
Firefighters arrived at the scene to find the property entirely engulfed in flames, leading to concerns that the blaze could spread to nearby properties.
A large part of the house’s roof collapsed during the peak of the blaze, while a large column of spoke disrupted traffic on the M4 motorway.
The fire was extinguished by 3.30am.
No one was in the home at the time and the blaze was contained to the property.
7News reported the house was a family’s rental property. It was reported that the tenants had been renting it, but were in the process of moving out.
Fire investigators estimated the damage caused by the fire was about $500,000.
Fire and Rescue NSW’s Fire Investigation and Research Unit and NSW Police forensics were back at the property on Friday morning to further examine the scene and investigate the cause of the blaze. 
Police were pictured looking around the house on Friday morning.
The roof of the home had been completely destroyed, while windows were blown out as a result of the blaze.
Furniture was blackened and walls were stripped of paint.
Originally published as Western Sydney home destroyed by monster fire overnight