Fire destroys home

A HOME on Duri-Dungowan Road on the outskirts of Tamworth was destroyed after a fire ripped through it late this morning.

Six crews from local Rural Fire Service (RFS) units, three Fire and Rescue NSW trucks, police and ambulance paramedics remained at the scene for most of this afternoon.

Fire and Rescue NSW Superintendent Tom Cooper says the house was "fully involved" with flames when firefighters rushed to the scene around 11.30.

Superintendent Cooper said that with no reticulated water it was a difficult operation but the fire had been contained.

IMAGE: Tom Cooper