Brisbane man missing after massive house fire in Boondall
- Boondall house destroyed by fire
- The man who lived there is still missing
- Ongoing investigation
A man remains missing after an entire Brisbane house caught fire.
Firefighters rushed to a street in Boondall, in Brisbane’s north, shortly after 3am on Wednesday following reports that a two-storey house had been engulfed in flames.
More than a dozen firefighters spent an hour battling the fire to bring it under control.
A man who is believed to have lived in the house for the past ten years is still missing, sparking fears from worried neighbors.
Neighbors watched in horror as Boondall’s two-story home caught fire.
Belinda Mackay, who lives behind the destroyed house, woke up to the sound of the explosion and watched in horror as the property turned into a ball of flames, which resembled firecrackers.
She called triple 0 and began gathering her own things, fearing the fire would spread as her husband ran outside to try to help her.
“The explosion happened and I saw light coming through our windows,” she told reporters.
“I opened the curtains and just saw the house was on fire. He was completely on fire. Firefighters remain on scene to ensure the fire is completely extinguished.
Residents woke up to the sound of an explosion as a fire ripped through the two-story home.
A man who lived in the house for 10 years is still missing.
“My husband ran straight away to see if he could get in, not knowing if the guy was home or not.”
Paramedics treated one person at the scene.
The property at the corner of Kingstown Avenue and Cardinal Street has been declared a crime scene as authorities investigate what started the fire.
The fire is currently not being treated as suspicious, according to Queensland Police.
Destroyed house in Brisbane’s north remains a crime scene on Wednesday