Blaze engulfs young family’s home
RYAN Packer, 27, said he had no idea how the Kingaroy property he was renting with his young family became engulfed with flames on Tuesday afternoon.
“My wife, Jordanna, and our four-year-old daughter were home with me,” he said.
“I don’t know what started the blaze but I’m just glad everyone got out okay.
“I was sleeping when I woke to the terrified cries of my wife.
“Thank god she woke me up otherwise I might of slept right through it.
“I’m on two weeks off work right now so I’m glad she was home with me.
“Neighbours have been amazing. They’ve come out and offered us a place to stay and some clothes.”
A QFES spokeswoman said the fire had been contained by 3.53pm.
“We got the call at 3.28pm of a house well alight,” she said.
“The first crew arrived at 3.36pm and the following two arrived minutes after.”
BURNT OUT: QFES at the scene of the house fire.