Boat burns to the waterline after being consumed by fire

A MAN has sadly lost everything he owns after his houseboat went up in flames on the Gold Coast.

The vessel was completely destroyed in the blaze, which engulfed the boat at Jacobs Well about 9am.

A 60-year-old man lost everything on board to the fire, which burned the vessel to the waterline.


Nine News reporter Isabelle Mullen was first on the scene and said witnesses heard an explosion before the fire consumed the boat about 800m from the Jacobs Well Boat ramp.

Thankfully, the man who lives on the vessel was not on board at the time.

It is not yet known what sparked the blaze.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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