Home fire at risk of spread­ing

Central Telegraph - - NEWS -

FOUR Queens­land Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices crews rushed to a house at Moura last Fri­day morn­ing af­ter re­ports of a home on fire.

Fire units ar­rived at the Nobbs St home at 12.50am to find a sec­tion of the build­ing en­gulfed in flames.

A QFES spokesman said crews as­sessed a very real threat of the fire spread­ing to neigh­bour­ing houses on both sides of the home.

The spokesman said power lines were also down and one per­son at the scene needed med­i­cal at­ten­tion.

“We went straight into prop­erty pro­tec­tion mode and by 1.30am we’d iso­lated the power,” he said.

While firies bat­tled the blaze, Queens­land Am­bu­lance Ser­vice paramedics treated the ca­su­alty.

A Queens­land Am­bu­lance Ser­vices spokes­woman said the pa­tient suf­fered a su­per­fi­cial burn to the hand and was trans­ported in a sta­ble con­di­tion to Moura Hospi­tal.

By 2.30am the four fire units had brought the flames un­der con­trol.

Op­er­a­tions wrapped up by 3.37am and handed to po­lice.

The fire is be­lieved to have started from an elec­tri­cal fault.

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