Ab­so­lutely gut­ted

In­ves­ti­ga­tions con­tinue into the cause of a dev­as­tat­ing Cen­tral Isis house blaze that hap­pened only a week af­ter a smaller fire

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page -

Fire ser­vice rep­re­sen­ta­tive The struc­ture was en­gulfed in flames when we ar­rived.

AN ISIS Cen­tral house burnt to the ground yes­ter­day, just eight days af­ter it was dam­aged in another fire. The own­ers of the Queens­lan­der home had spent Mon­day night in Bund­aberg while they waited for in­sur­ance money to come through to fix dam­age from the fire, sit­u­ated in the toi­let room.

It is be­lieved there was a lot of smoke dam­age from the first fire and the oc­cu­pants were un­able to re­main in the house.

Mary­bor­ough fire in­spec­tor James Gill said the fire ser­vice re­ceived a 000 call just be­fore 5am yes­ter­day, re­port­ing a house on Lar­sons Rd, off Ai­dies Rd, was alight.

Mr Gill said a truck ar­rived at the scene about 5.30am and fire­fight­ers found the house en­gulfed in flames.

Cap­tain Tim Bunn was first on the scene and said noth­ing could be done to save the house.

A Queens­land Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice rep­re­sen­ta­tive said four crews were sent to the fire.

“The struc­ture was en­gulfed in flames when we ar­rived,” the rep­re­sen­ta­tive said.

“We had two fire­fight­ers in breath­ing ap­pa­ra­tuses.”

He said fire­fight­ers checked to make sure no one was inside the house.

One per­son was stay­ing in sep­a­rate ac­com­mo­da­tion at the back of the prop­erty.

The fire was ex­tin­guished about 6.40am.

Insp Gill said res­i­dents had been clean­ing up and burn­ing rub­bish around the house on Mon­day but it was un­clear if that was re­lated to the house fire.

Foren­sic po­lice were yes­ter­day still try­ing to de­ter­mine the cause of the blaze and whether it was sus­pi­cious.

PHOTO: CRAIG WARHURST

NO CHANCE: Fire­fight­ers ar­rived to find the home on Larsens Rd at Isis en­gulfed by flames.

PHOTO: CRAIG WARHURST

NOTH­ING LEFT: House fire on Larsens Rd at Isis.

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