Neighbours alert services to blaze

DAMAGE COVER: SES crews cover the damaged roof of a house in Deebing Heights after it was struck by lightning on Saturday.
DAMAGE COVER: SES crews cover the damaged roof of a house in Deebing Heights after it was struck by lightning on Saturday. David Nielsen

A DEEBING Heights house was damaged by a fire after lightning struck it on Saturday.

Fire crews responded to reports of smoke coming from the roof of a Lakeview Dve home around 10.30am, a Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) spokeswoman said.

Early detection by residents and a quick response by fire crews helped to reduce potential damage to the property, QFRS Bundamba station officer Tyson Loetzsch said.

"It was a really good save by firefighters, because roof fires usually move fairly quickly," Mr Loetzsch said.

"In this case, there was only about 20% damage.

"We used thermal imaging cameras to identify the point of the fire in the ceiling."

Mr Loetzsch said the property also had active smoke alarms.

State Emergency Service workers were later called in to cover the property with tarpaulin sheeting.

Investigations into the fire are continuing, but it is not being treated as suspicious.

Topics:  deebing heights, fire, queensland fire and rescue service



Local Real Estate

Featured Real Estate
FULLY SELF CONTAINED... $9500.00 From
Cabin $12.5K for 6 x 2.4 x 2.5m fully installed. D.I.Y $9.5k bare ...
QUIRKY, QUAINT AND CUTE ... $339,000 Neg
House 3 1 2
ONE FOR INVESTOR or... $299,000
Rural 4 2 5
Auction this Saturday ... AUCTION 28th June...
House 3 1 2

Featured Jobs

Ipswich jobs listed daily

Featured Jobs
Upper Intermediate... Brisbane Full Time
Assistant Manager |... Brisbane Full Time $43k+S+B
Asphalt Crew Member Brisbane Full Time
TIG Welders Brisbane Full Time
CMT Concrete Tester ... Brisbane Full Time $50000.00 - $60000.00 p.a. + based on experience


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Local Jobs

Search for your next job now!
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Subscription Sale

Subscribe now for $1 for 14 days.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

View today's ePaper!

Read the digital edition
Learn More

Horoscopes

Leo

You may want to reconsider whether your friends have the same spiritual goals as you, otherwise you could get distracted and start to wonder...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save