A house, that a family-of-five escaped from this morning before it was burnt to the ground, did not have smoke alarms, according to firefighters.
Two small children are being treated for shock at the scene of the fire, which took more than hour for firefighters to put out.
The children, along with three adults, managed to get out of the house on Johnson Street in Caboolture, north of Brisbane, unharmed.
Queensland Fire and Rescue Service Incident Controller Rowen Clem said firefighters ran out of water twice while trying to quell the fire which started at 5am.
“The fire’s completely destroyed the house,” he told Fairfax Radio 4BC.
“They [the occupants] got out ok, but there was no smoke alarm in the house so it is probably an early sign to make sure you have working smoke alarms, they would have been out a lot sooner had that alarm activated and we would have arrived a lot earlier.”
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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