'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 biloela fire

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Music festival heading for Biloela

HURRICANE FALL: Will be in Biloela.

Hurricane coming to town

Long way for goat show

HOBBY: Torino Brodie travelled from Charters Towers to show goats at the Callide Valley Show.

Plenty of goats on show

One scary man ladies don't want to date

HE'S made women fall in love with him, then he reveals his dark side

Local Partners

It's grey nomad season

Grey Nomads line the banks of the Dawson River in Theodore and keep the economy alive.

What to expect at Birds of Tokyo's Ipswich gig

The band will perform at the Racehorse Hotel on Friday.

BAND member Glen Sarangapany talks music, pub grub and doing shoeys

What public holidays are left in 2017

Ipswich residents will get the day off tomorrow for the show.

IPSWICH residents will get tomorrow off for the show

Caitlyn comes home to launch debut album

Gympie's Caitlyn Shadbolt will launch here debut album Songs On My Sleeve at an exclusive all-ages concert in Gympie on Friday, May 26.

Win tickets to Caitlyn's album launch

Six things you never knew about Men in Black

IT’S been 20 years since Men in Black first hit cinemas. Makes you feel old, doesn’t it?

10 strange stories behind famous sex scenes

Khaleesi and Khal Drogo in a steamy moment.

Every set has their own way of filming sex scenes

HBO spills new details on Game of Thrones’ final season

Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season will only have six episodes.

New details about what to expect from the eighth, final instalment.

Karl’s rant on Corby: ‘Made to look like idiots’

Karl Stefanovic is sick of hearing about Schapelle Corby.

Today co-host launched a tirade against Schapelle Corby media circus

Big Pineapple festival safety concerns as 100s walk home

LONG WALK HOME: Many festival goers opted to take a dangerous walk home due to transport difficulty following the Big Pineapple Festival in Woombye on Saturday.

Big Pineapple festival-goers have braved dangerous walks home

Shot at the live shows slips through Sally's fingers

Sally Skelton and Bojesse Pigram pictured after their battle performance on The Voice.

Sunshine Coast singer's dramatic elimination from The Voice

Gympie's Caitlyn Shadbolt releases debut album in concert

Caitlyn Shadbolt has launched her debut album in a concert at the Gympie Civic Centre on Sunday afternoon.

Caitlyn Shadbolt releases debut album in Gympie concert

Home to a sex worker: Sordid history of iconic Coast shed

Milojevic Djordjevic's daughter Linda at the derelict shed on Yandina-Coolum Road.

The shed was once a liveable 'barrack'.

This is real estate's billion-dollar man

Bob Wolff at AREC with John McGrath of McGrath Real Estate.

They don’t call him the “Billion dollar man” for nothing

Man's amazing comeback from monster crisis

Pat O'Driscoll agents Penny Keating and Doug Webber sold 56 Agnes St, The Range at auction over the weekend.

NOT long ago, he sold his possessions to pay staff. Now he's back.

Report reveals progress on $319m airport upgrade

Aerials of the Sunshine Coast.Jetstar plane in front of the Susnhine Coast terminal, Sunshine Coast Airport.

Over two dozen government approvals needed for airport expansion

Lost dough leaves sour taste after company collapse

Kathleen and John Mahoney from Sugar and Spice Bakery were stung after the collapse of Cantro Pty Ltd and are still owed money.

Supermarket operator collapse leaves sour taste for bakery

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!