Family watches fire destroy home
A YEPPOON family was being consoled by other family and friends yesterday as they watched fire crews put out the fire that destroyed their home.
Yeppoon station officer Charlie Fenton, of the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service, said the house on Woodbury Rd, Adelaide Park, was well involved in flames when they arrived about 11.45am.
"It was a case of extinguishing the fire throughout the whole house," he said.
It is believed a teenage boy was home alone at the time of the fire, and he escaped without injury.
The house and its contents were extensively damaged.
Mr Fenton said it was impossible to know the cause of the fire which was under investigation.
He said it wasn't believed to be suspicious.
Multiple 000 calls were received about the blaze and two urban and one rural unit raced to the fire.
A number of auxiliary firefighters from around Central Queensland, who were doing training in Yeppoon, also went to the blaze.
It took them half an hour to bring it under control.