Home ablaze at One Mile

Blaze engulfs Ipswich home

UPDATE: A One Mile family was left homeless after a fire gutted their Fair St home.

The blaze saw fire erupt out of the windows of the wooden housing commission home after 3pm on Thursday afternoon, bubbling the paint on the side of the house, and jumping to power lines.

However, the spirit of Ipswich shone through with two separate donation drives being set up only hours after the fire.

Four fire crews as well as police and ambulance services rushed to the fire where they attempted to put out the blaze.

A family of three young children and four adults were reported to have lived in the house.

Firefighters confirmed everyone escaped the home safely.

Police stated the family had been sitting on the veranda of the house when the fire erupted.

The fire saw black smoke cloud the area as neighbours poured onto the street to as the house was gutted.

One woman, who said she had been with the family when the fire was reported, said the family had lost everything with the house's contents uninsured.

Ipswich firefighters said the no cause had officially been determined with investigations continuing on Friday.

Donations of can be dropped off to 2 Aspinall St, Leichhardt or to 20 Mornington Cr, One Mile.



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