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'Everything was lost': Funds raised for Biloela fire family

FULLY ABLAZE: Four fire trucks were battling the blaze.
FULLY ABLAZE: Four fire trucks were battling the blaze. Contributed

Sunday, 1:42pm: A relative of the family who lost their home in yesterday's fire has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for the family.

"My 2 beautiful nephews lost their family home," Kelly-anne Vorwerk wrote.

"Their mummy and daddy now have to start again as everything was lost.

"I am hoping to raise some money to help them get back on their feet and eventually build a new home on their beautiful property in Biloela."

Donations to the family can be made here.

EVERYTHING WAS LOST: The remains of the Biloela property which went up in flames on Saturday morning.
EVERYTHING WAS LOST: The remains of the Biloela property which went up in flames on Saturday morning. GoFundMe

Sunday, 7:16am: Detectives from the Biloela Criminal Investigation Branch attended the scene of the fire yesterday and determined the cause to be non-suspicious.

A spokesperson from the Biloela police station said the cause of the fire was likely an electrical fault.

One occupant was in the house at the time the fire broke out but was able to safely escape and was not harmed.

11:14am: A HOUSE on Meissners Rd between Biloela and Prospect has been completely destroyed by fire.

About 16 firefighters from the Biloela and Thangool fire stations attended the blaze in four fire trucks and a QFES utility.

The house, which is on a rural property, was fully engulfed in flames when the first crews arrived.

A Banana Shire Council water truck was called in to supplement the fire crews.

Police, ambulance and Ergon Energy personnel also attended.

Biloela fire station Captain Darryl Cullen said the blaze had been extinguished but the house was still emitting a huge amount of smoke, which firefighters were currently working to reduce.

He said the house had been "completely gutted" by the fire.

GUTTED: The home on Meissners Rd was fully ablaze by the time fire crews arrived (approximate location).
GUTTED: The home on Meissners Rd was fully ablaze by the time fire crews arrived (approximate location). Google Maps

10:34am: FIREFIGHTERS are battling a house fire near Prospect, just south-west of Biloela.

Four fire trucks and a fifth QFES utility vehicle are on the scene.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services have confirmed one house is fully ablaze.

Updates to follow

Topics:  biloela


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