A HOUSE has been destroyed in an early morning fire in a Western Downs town.

The first Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crew arrived at the Mitchell property within three minutes of receiving a 000 call at 1.17am.

Despite the swift response, firefighters were unable to save the Alice St property reported as being well-involved in fire on arrival at the scene.

The two crews fought to contain the fire, reporting the blaze was under control by 2.30am.

All persons believed to have been at the property were accounted for after a search while crews battled the fire.

The two crews left the scene about 4.30am.

Fire investigators are expected to return to the property today in an effort to identify the cause of the blaze.

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