Firies laud family in home blaze
A RASMUSSEN family have had a lucky escape after their house caught fire with them still inside last night.
The Chantilly Ct home caught fire about 7.30pm, with a man and four children inside.
Four Queensland Fire and Rescue Service trucks attended the scene and firefighting crews were able to bring the blaze under control by 8.30pm.
Kirwan Fire Station manager Michael Quinlan said two rooms in the home were badly damaged by the blaze, with the other rooms receiving smoke damage.
“The guys went into action in a smooth manner and extinguished the fire as quickly as possible given the circumstances,” he said. “There was a concern, though, that the fire was in the ceiling and that it would actually get behind the firemen, so I asked them to keep an eye on didn’t get behind.”
Mr Quinlan praised the family, who had the presence of mind to turn off the power to the house before evacuating.
He said their common sense and safe behaviour made the firefighters’ job easier.
“They did everything right as far as self- evacuating and turning the power off,” he said.
“That’s a good thing for people to do, self- evacuate, stay well away from the fire. The other thing I can say is make yourself known to the fire service when we attend so we know that it’s you that’s got out of the house.”
The cause of the fire is still being investigated.
LUCKY ESCAPE: Crews at the Rasmussen fire.