Man missing after house fire
EMERGENCY services are concerned about Grantham man Mark Tully, who is missing after a ferocious fire tore through his home yesterday afternoon.
Queensland Fire and Rescue Service inspector for Lockyer and Somerset Aerron Patterson said it was not known if Mr Tully was inside the house at the time of the fire.
"We are still trying to ascertain his location," he said.
Firefighters were called to the property on McGarvas Rd in Grantham at 2.55pm after reports of explosions before the fire.
Inspector Patterson said the cause of the fire was unknown and would be determined by the fire investigation team.
"It (the house) has been badly damaged and it will take some time to determine the cause," he said.
He said the house fire quickly started a number of grass fires, which spread to the boundaries of the property.
The sheds on the property could have been the cause of the explosions neighbours heard, he said.
Concerned neighbours said Mr Tully, a rare-animal breeder, was a well-known member of the community.