Blaze en­gulfs young fam­ily’s home

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.”

Pic­ture: Kate McCor­mack

BURNT OUT: QFES at the scene of the house fire.

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