Left with nothing - possessions and home up in flames
A HOUSE fire has left a family at Yarraman with next to nothing.
The Lamb family, including five children, lost all their possessions after a fire tore through their highset Bunya Dr home on Sunday morning.
The five children were being cared for by a family friend yesterday after their father was flown to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and their mother was taken to the Kingaroy Hospital.
The Yarraman community is now calling for support and donations to help the family get back up on its feet.
Toowoomba Regional Council Mayor Paul Antonio yesterday launched an appeal with the Yarraman and District/Blackbutt Community Bendigo Bank which will open a bank account in the family's name.
Yarraman's St Vincent de Paul shop is also collecting clothes for the family.
Kingaroy Fire Station officer Bruce Groer said the fire broke out about 9am.
Mr Groer said fire crews from Yarraman and Blackbutt arrived at the Bunya Dr address and worked to contain the fire. "On arrival the house was well involved in fire," he said. "We wanted to prevent the fire from spreading to neighbouring houses."
He said it took about half an hour to contain the blaze.
"The interior and exterior of the house were extensively damaged," he said.
Mr Groer said the occupants of the house were treated at the scene by Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics for minor smoke inhalation and minor burns.
Ambulance Community Centre supervisor Mark Stevens said a Queensland Fire and Rescue officer was also treated for smoke inhalation and transported to Kingaroy Hospital.