Fuse box fire sparks alarm

A FUSE box fire caused alarm at a Bouldercombe residence today.

Constable Mick Wilshire of Gracemere police said the occupants of the Gumtree Avenue home reported they heard crackling all night and called the electrician to come this morning.

He said the electrician removed the fuse box and a fire started between the plasterboard and a brick wall.

Rockhampton Fire and Rescue said the fire was caused by a perished cable within the wall cavity

Three fire brigade units from Rockhampton and Mount Morgan attended the scene and put out the small fire about 9.15am.

There was no damage to the home.

A small hole was cut into the wall to ensure the fire had been extinguished.

Four people were taken to Rockhampton Hospital for check-ups.



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