Emergency services respond to unit fire in Rockhampton City
UPDATE, FRIDAY 8.30AM: Emergency services raced to a block of units in South Rockhampton following reports of a fire yesterday afternoon.
At 5.30pm, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services were called to reports of a structure fire on Campbell St.
Two crews were sent to the scene. Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics and police were also in attendance.
On arrival, fireys were told the fire was out, however there was still smoke.
A fan was set up to clear the remaining smoke.
A man in his 60s was assessed by paramedics after suffering smoke inhalation. He declined hospital transportation.
Fire crews left the scene in the hands of police at 6.45pm.
According to a Queensland Police Service spokesperson, the fire was non-suspicious.
INITIAL: Emergency services raced to a Campbell St block of units following a report of a fire Thursday evening.
A police van blocked the western lane to traffic, and numerous police, fire and ambulance officers could be seen moving around the rear of the double-storey complex across the road from the squash courts.
There was no evidence of smoke from the street.
QAS and police officers wheeled a man in a wheelchair out to behind the ambulance which was waiting in the driveway, although it was unclear whether he was injured.
He spent ten minutes in the driveway before he was wheeled back towards the units.