Twin Waters house fire mostly extinguished

UPDATE: FIREFIGHTERS have mostly extinguished a blaze that destroyed a home at Twin Waters.

The tenants of the rental property returned to the home, bordered by Estuary Crt and Baywater Drv,  just after 2pm and were shocked to see the entire house had been gutted.

The entire roof had collapsed and you could see from one side of the house through to the other.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service Maroochydore inspector Jeff Keating said they had arrived to find the house "well involved".

"The roof had already collapsed and there wasn't anybody on the scene at the time," he said.

"The first response came from Maroochydore and then Buderim came for back up along with a couple of other appliances.

"There are 21 guys on the ground at the moment."

Insp Keating said once they had confirmed nobody was home, they fought the blaze externally due to the instability of the roof.

Fire investigators have been alerted to the blaze and would be on site this afternoon to try to determine the cause of the blaze.

Police investigators have also just arrived on the scene.

Fire crews battle a fire at the Living Choice Retirement Village at Twin Waters.
Fire crews battle a fire at the Living Choice Retirement Village at Twin Waters. Roxanne McCarty-O'Kane

THE owners of a house currently on fire at Twin Waters are on their way home after being alerted to the blaze.

There are currently six fire engines battling the blaze at the house, which is across the road from the Living Choices Retirement Village.

The fire is still burning inside the house and the roof has collapsed.

Neighbours say the owners of the home went out to Kawana this morning with their daughter, who was visiting with her new baby. They had been told about the fire and were coming home.

The blaze appears to have started in the front of the home and worked its way back.

While it is too early for firefighters to guess at the cause of the fire, the home's owners have told neighbours they suspect a battery for a model airplane, which had been charging in the front of the house, might be to blame.

Fire crews battle a house fire at Twin Waters.
Fire crews battle a house fire at Twin Waters. Roxanne McCarty-O'Kane

FIRE crews are on site at the Living Choice Retirement Village at Twin Waters where a building is believed to be on fire.

Initial reports suggest one unit is completely engulfed in flame and a roof may have collapsed.

The residents of the burning unit are believed to be away.

A spokeswoman for Queensland Fire and Emergency Service said three crews were fighting the fire which has engulfed the single-story house on Baywater Dr, and more were on the way. 

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