Photos, video: Fireys battle blaze that wrecks Bundaberg home
Firefighters have revealed a gas cylinder was sitting inside the entranceway of a home that went up in flames in Bundaberg on Thursday night (May 6).
Bundaberg Fire Station Officer Luke Young said the call had come around 8.10pm and multiple fire crews were on scene at Mott Street quickly.
“Approximately 8.10pm we responded to reports of a structure fire, en route to the incident it was confirmed that the house was well involved and neighbours said that there was an explosion,” he said.
When firefighters first arrived, they had no idea if people were inside, so officers went inside with breathing apparatus to check.
Thankfully, no one was home at the time. The home, however, was wrecked by fire.
“There‘s extensive damage to the house. Parts of the house were well involved,” Officer Young said.
“It’s a steel frame home that’s suffered significant damage due to the high fuel load in the garage.”
Fireys cut through the garage door to get to the part of the blaze in the garage.
There will be a ongoing investigation into the cause of the blaze and investigators will attend on Friday to find out more.
“There was a 9kg LGC gas cylinder just inside the entrance way to the house,” Officer Young said.
Outside the home, burnt out items including a barbecue could be seen as a smell of smoke lingered in the cold air.
Neighbours told the NewsMail they were shocked by the fire and said the loud bang was the first thing they noticed.
Neighbours also said another house had been involved in a fire in the same street some years ago.
Multiple crews were on scene, including ambulance, fire and police.
Originally published as Photos, video: Fireys battle blaze that wrecks Bundaberg home