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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




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