A residential home in Port Moresby’s Ensisi Valley suburb, went up in flames over the weekend.
Most of the house was completely razed as neighbors watched helplessly.
Fire fighters only managed to save part of the house.
Witnesses say they saw thick black smokes coming out of the house around 3:30pm in the afternoon.
The Fire Service was alerted and two fire trucks responded.
Commander of the Waigani Fire station, Arifeae Farapo said, because the fire spread quickly, they managed to only save one-third of the house.
Their other challenge was location of the fire hydrant, and the scene of the fire.
The house that went up in flames is a two-story building, the owners live in the top story while the bottom story is rented out.
Because much of the house was already up in flames, the fire fighters used a defensive approach, and saved the other three surrounding houses.
This is the second house to go up in flames in the last three days in Port Moresby.
Last Friday morning, the house of a police officer at Bomana went up in flames.