FIRE: a shed caught on fire just outside of Kingaroy.
FIRE: a shed caught on fire just outside of Kingaroy. Madeline Grace

Building burnt to a crisp near Kingaroy

SIX fire crews were on scene at a home on the outskirts of Kingaroy, after disposed fire-place ashes may have caused the families garage-shed to light on fire.

 

FIRE: there were six fire crews on scene.
FIRE: there were six fire crews on scene. Madeline Grace

Fire fighter, and acting inspector, Bruce Grower was on scene and said the fire was most likely attributed to ashes from a fire being tossed out into grass nearby.

"It's then caught on to the grass and grown up through the garden," he said.

"The fire then got into the shed.

"There were two cars in the shed along with a mower and other stuff."

 

FIRE: a family shed, with two cars and a mower inside, burnt down.
FIRE: a family shed, with two cars and a mower inside, burnt down. Madeline Grace

A Queensland Fire Emergency Media spokes man said fire crew were called at 3.35pm about the fire on Couchmans Rd.

"There were three fire rescue trucks, three rural fire trucks, and two senior officer vehicles on scene," he said.

Fortunately no one was hurt, and the fire was put out by the crew before it could spread to the home or elsewhere.

 

FIRE: the crews put the fire out before it could spread any further.
FIRE: the crews put the fire out before it could spread any further. Madeline Grace

Mr Grower said this unfortunate incident could serve as a safety lesson.

"There is a warning here," he said.

"Make sure you have safe disposal of fire-place ashes.

"Put them in a steel bucket and wet them down first."

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