Thanks to the fast work of volunteer CFS crews last night, a retirement village in the Adelaide Hills was not completely destroyed by fire.
Just after 6:30, 16 CFS volunteers on 4 trucks attended a structure fire at an Iris Court house in Stirling.
The crews arrived to find the kitchen on fire, and fought hard to contain it, though there has some significant smoke damage caused to the rest of the home, with the estimated cost currently unknown.
The quick turnout and fast action of the crew not only restricted the fire to the kitchen, but also stopped the fire spreading to adjacent homes in the village.
Fortunately the occupant of the house was able to get out safely and took shelter at a neighbour's home.
Simone McDonnell from the CFS said the incident serves as a reminder to South Australians on the importance of fire safety precautions.
"We want to remind you all of how important it is to make sure your smoke alarms are working- they save lives," Ms McDonnell said.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage.
Photo by Jennie Lenman