A Gasparillo couple is now temporarily staying with friends after a fire destroyed their home on Sunday night.
Anselm Sampson and his common-law wife Narrisa Guervero were inside their one-room wooden house at Parforce Extension when a fire started at the back of house around 11:30pm and quickly spread.
A neighbour said he was alerted when he smelt burning wood and on looking out his window, saw the house on fire.
The house had no electricity and a lit petrol lamp to the back of the house near a curtain started the fire.
The couple had been living at the house for over ten years.