Destructive house fire finds second wind
FIRE crews thought their work was done after extinguishing a destructive house fire at Laidley, but were called back to the scene less than four hours later.
It is suspected debris under a fallen bathtub caused the house fire on Short St to reignite after the blaze was extinguished early on February 6.
Queensland Fire Emergency Services Laidley Fire Station captain Craig Barrett said crews were called back to the scene about 8am.
“We packed up and thought we were right but we got a call back because of a flare-up,” Mr Barrett said.
“We think where the bathtub had fallen downstairs there was some debris underneath it that we didn’t get enough water on last night.”
Emergency services investigating the cause of the fire were at the scene when the fire started to smoulder.
Mr Barrett said the house was destroyed.
“When we arrived the house was fully involved,” he said.
“The floor has fallen through and most of it has collapsed, the downstairs wall on one side has fallen out and the roof has caved in at the back.”
The cause of the fire was yet to be determined.
BURNT: An early morning fire has destroyed a house at Laidley.