A blaze has destroyed a Mandurah home, with fire investigation officers called in overnight.
Authorities received a triple zero call about 9:45pm after the blaze engulfed a unit on Andrew Street near Day Road and Mandurah Terrace.
Residents scrambled to get their cars off the property before the fire took hold.
Crews managed to stop the fire spreading to neighbouring units as a number of small explosions could be heard.
A nearby restaurant staff member from Boston Burgers, who didn’t want to be named, told Skeer News she saw a man run into the burning house to save a dog as another man ran closely behind to make sure he returned safely.
“When the fire happened he [knew] there was a dog inside,” the Boston Burgers staff member said.
“I think he’s very brave.
“Not many people would do that.
“He got the dog out and after he got a little bit of chest pain.”
Firefighters provided oxygen to the the man, Norman, who lives on the same street.
The 58-year-old was seen laying on the kerb being treated for possible smoke inhalation before he was stretchered into an ambulance by St John paramedics.
Firefighters, including nine appliances from across Mandurah and Rockingham, battled to get the blaze under control.
Crews combed through the charred L-shaped structure, described as “badly burnt” to douse any smouldering remains.
Despite police road blocks, dozens of residents gathered in the street to watch firefighting efforts as the smoke billowed across the neighbourhood.
One visibly shaken woman was witnessed crying in a group at the scene.
A Western Power crew were called in to investigate as a number of homes and businesses were left without power.
Skeer Media understands the property had recently been sold.
An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the blaze.