Flames destroy house in East Albury

AN East Albury care home was destroyed by fire last night.

A resident and carer were in the Alana Street house when the blaze started about 8.20pm, but they had escaped unharmed by the time firefighters arrived.

Twelve fire fighters took about 20 minutes to extinguish the blaze, which gutted the single-level brick and tile home.

Albury police were believed to be investigating the incident but were unavailable to comment last night.