Firefighters are working to put out a large fire which has completely engulfed a house on Welcome Bay Rd this afternoon.

A fire and emergency spokesman said firefighters were alerted at 4.15pm and two fire appliances were at the scene.

"The house was well involved," the spokesman said.

A photographer at the scene said a cordon was in place and cars were being turned around as fire hoses were crossing the road.

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