Aftermath of house fire at 21 Arnmold Street overnight Sunday 17 / Monday 18 Feb 2013. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Aftermath of house fire at 21 Arnmold Street overnight Sunday 17 / Monday 18 Feb 2013. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

Fire destroys Allenstown home overnight

UPDATE 9.30AM: Brandon Lindley and his mum Lorna have lost everything after a vicious fire ripped through their Arnold Street home "in a matter of minutes".

The fire tore through the South Rockhampton home at about 4am today and left nothing but destruction in its path.

Neighbours, who were up at the time, saw a bright orange light coming from the bottom of the house.

About 45 seconds later, flames engulfed the stilts supporting the house underneath.

The neighbour then heard the iron gate at the house creaking from the vibration of the fire.

A smashed window abruptly woke Brandon from his sleep and he, his mum and four of their dogs made a quick escape.

One dog, Cola, is still missing.

No one was injured and investigations are continuing.

It is not yet known how the fire started but it is believed to have started in the laundry area downstairs.

Police tape at the aftermath of house fire at 21 Arnmold Street overnight Sunday 17 / Monday 18 Feb 2013. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Police tape at the aftermath of house fire at 21 Arnmold Street overnight Sunday 17 / Monday 18 Feb 2013. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

BREAKING 7.30AM: Fire destroyed an Allenstown home early this morning.

Fire crews were called to Arnold St at 4am, where a house was well alight.

A Queensland Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said there was no one in the house when crews arrived.

She said the fire, which completely engulfed the home, was out by 6am.

It is believed there was severe structural damage.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.



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