A DALYELLUP home where eight children live has been severely damaged by a house fire this morning.
FESA was alerted to the fire on Coojong Road about 9am and was able to control the blaze within an hour.
No one was believed to be home when the fire broke out.
18-year-old neighbour James Taylor walked out his front door to greet his girlfriend and saw smoke coming from the home.
When he went to investigate he found another distressed neighbour who told him there may be a baby in the burning house.
Mr Taylor picked up a rock and smashed the home’s windows, calling out to anyone inside.
He said the only thing he could think about was saving the baby’s life.
“I don’t see it as brave,” Mr Taylor said.
“I think it is just an Aussie thing to do, to help a neighbour.”
About seven firefighters and two police officers attended the scene.
Police blocked off the road to traffic from the Norton Promenade and Samrose Road entrances.
Police believe the blaze may have started from a bar heater left on in the home.
Investigations are continuing.