A house reportedly located on Carlos Street in Woodbrook is currently on fire.
Video shows the grey and white home well alight with the bulk of the flames emanating from the back of the home.
A neighbour who asked to remain anonymous, told media that the home belonged to an 89-year-old widower who was the sole occupant.
The neighbour said, earlier that morning around 5am, the home owner had left for the US with his daughter, who was visiting and lives abroad. The neighbour said the blaze started around 7.30 am.
Officers of the Wrightson Road Fire Station were called and arrived at the scene around 7.45 am. The cause of the blaze has not yet been determined.