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Fire burns beach house, but lucky not to spread to bush

RESPONSE: Breathing apparatus entry officer Brad Revell logs the movements of fire fighters as a safety check yesterday.
RESPONSE: Breathing apparatus entry officer Brad Revell logs the movements of fire fighters as a safety check yesterday.

FIRE all but destroyed a home in Green Valley Dve, Rainbow Beach yesterday.

Quick action by fire fighters prevented the blaze from spreading into dry adjacent bushland, from where it would have posed a substantial threat to several nearby properties.

Houses in both Green Valley Dve and uphill at the Cooloola Dve roundabout were spared that danger as fire crews hosed back the flames.

The home's sole occupant was out at the time and emergency workers said they were confident no-one was injured.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Service area commander Michael Corser said fire fighters were called to the scene about 11.40am.

The first to arrive was a Rainbow Beach auxiliary crew.

BURNT: Firefighters hose back flames that engulfed this Rainbow home.
BURNT: Firefighters hose back flames that engulfed this Rainbow home.

They found the house, at 1 Green Valley Dve, already well ablaze, Cmndr Corser said.

FIRE units rushed from Rainbow Beach, Tin Can Bay and Gympie after the house was reported burning during the late morning.

The elevated fibreboard-clad home was still alight shortly in the early afternoon when The Gympie Times photographer Greg Miller arrived.

Smoke was still coming from under the roof, but authorities had already determined that the sole occupant was out and unhurt.

"He's alive and well," police Snr Cnst Mick Emery reported. He said police forensic officers would examine the blaze, along with fire service investigators, as a matter of routine.

HARD AT WORK: Firefighters and Energex workers outside the burning house.
HARD AT WORK: Firefighters and Energex workers outside the burning house.

Ultimately three appliances and 11 fire fighters were involved in extinguishing the flames and preventing the heavily forested hillside at the rear from catching alight.

By 2.15, Cmndr Corser's crews were "just dowsing down some hot spots.

"There is a lot of bush around the house and we were able to stop it spreading into that, which would have given us a major problem," he said.

Gympie Times

Topics:  bushfire, fire, rainbow beach




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