Man and dog escape Innaloo house fire
A man and his dog have escaped after their home became engulfed in flames in Innaloo this morning.
Firefighters were called at 4.30am and arrived at the Shaw Street house to find it completely alight.
A man in his 60s and his dog were home at the time and managed to walk out of the burning building.
His niece Tanya Corbett, who lives next door, told 7 News Perth she was terrified when she saw flames as high as the roof of his house.
“The neighbour from across the street came knocking on my door saying ‘you need to get out of the house,” she said.
“So I came down and I was screaming for my uncle but thank God he and the dog are OK.”
The cause of the blaze is yet to be determined but police are treating the fire as suspicious. Arson squad detectives attended the scene this morning.