A fire has ravaged an inner-city Brisbane home overnight, with fire crews battling to stall the multi-story inferno from affecting nearby houses.
Multiple fire crews from Windsor, Chermside, Hendra and Kemp Place, responded to several triple-zero calls about the Nelson Street, Kalinga property being engulfed in flames.
The high set, white Queenslander was well involved in flames when crews arrived on scene just before 1.30am Monday morning.
Tony Shipp from Windsor Fire Station told 9News the fire had spread to multiple levels of the property, but luckily the occupants were away holidaying on the Sunshine Coast.
“On arrival, neighbours advised us that the occupants could be away, which has confirmed with a phone call that they were holidaying,” Mr Shipp told 9News.
While the multiple crews were able to get the fire under control “quickly”, with the blaze being extinguished by 2.15am, Mr Shipp said the fire had spread to both levels, including a large portion of the front of the house.
“There was fire on the ground floor, and there was fire on the upper floor,” he said.
“The upper floor was well involved, and we had exposures to the neighbouring houses … we then went into action with the aerial truck.”
The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.
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