Fire damages Waverley unit

A fire has caused about $20,000 damage to a residential unit in Waverley.

The Housing Tasmania unit at Innaloo Street was tenanted but was not occupied at the time.

The Tasmania Fire Service was called to the blaze just after 11am .

Rocherlea Station Officer Craig Burrows said the fire was contained to the front bedroom and did not spread in to the roof cavity.

Crews from Rocherla and Ravenswood extinguished the flames within minutes, he said.

The owners were being contacted.

A cause has not yet been identified.