Firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire that began in the roof of a Theodore home.
The occupants called Emergency Triple Zero (000) after noticing the fire and self-evacuated.
The house is located on the corner of Louis Loder Street and Lawrence Wackett Crescent.
ACT Fire & Rescue has three pumpers, a Hazardous Materials Unit, Breathing Apparatus Van and a commander in attendance. Units will remain on scene for some time.
Crews have contained the fire to the roof space.
Update to follow.
The fire was been determined to have been caused by down lights overheating.
ACT Fire & Rescue crews conducted salvage operations after significant heat and water damage to the house.
Damage is estimated at $50,000.
An electrical and structural assessment will have to be completed before the occupants are allowed to re-enter their home.
Firefighters will soon leave the scene.