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Probe into midnight blaze

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UPDATE 12:12pm Saturday: 

Accidental causes are being blamed for a midnight fire which did $80,000 damage to a home south of Hobart.

The occupant of a home at Greenhill Drive at Kingston called firefighters to the scene at around a quarter past 12 on Saturday. 

A fire on the deck spread to the building's roof space but crews stopped it engulfing the entire structure.

An investigator attended on Saturday morning and determined it was due to discarded smoking materials.

 

EARLIER:An investigation was due to take place on Saturday into a late-night house fire south of Hobart.

The occupant of a home at Greenhill Drive at Kingston called firefighters to the scene at around a quarter past 12.

A fire on the deck spread to the building's roof space but crews stopped it engulfing the entire structure.

Initial damage estimates are around $70,000.

There were no reports of any injuries.