Sam races to rescue of his neighbours in Arnold St fire
SAM Lynch feared his neighbours were in danger when he saw a bright orange light beaming from under their house.
He was right.
About 4am yesterday, 45 seconds after seeing the orange light, he sprinted over to the Arnold St, Rockhampton, house when he saw flames licking the back of the property.
The occupants, mother and son Lorna and Brandon Lindley, have lost everything after fire ripped through their home.
Although they didn't own the home, Brandon said nothing was insured.
"A couple of TVs we owned were under warranty but everything else is gone," Brandon said.
Sam said he saw the flames swallowing up the stilts supporting the house.
He ran over to the neighbour, bashed on the door and yelled "get out, the house is on fire".
Lorna and Brandon jumped out of bed, grabbed four of their five dogs and ran to where Sam had observed the fire.
Sam was across the road at a close friend's, who is a son of Lorna's and a brother to Brandon.
"I heard a bang and a crash so I just ran over to the house," he said.
"They were fine once they got out."
Brandon's dog Cola was yesterday still missing.
It was believed the fire started in the laundry area at the bottom level of the house.
Brandon said the vibration from the fire caused an iron gate at the house to start creaking.
"That's what woke me up," Brandon said.
The family will stay with family for the time being.
Investigations are continuing as to what caused the blaze.
See today's Bully for details on how to contact the Lindleys to offer them help.