Broadwater houseboat bursts into flames

HOUSE FIRE

HOUSE boast inferno on the Gold Coast. IMAGE: Courtney Pattinson SOUCE: Twitter

A HOUSEBOAT moored in the Gold Coast broadwater has been destroyed by fire.

Emergency services were called to the scene near Harry’s Island in the Broadwater at Main Beach after the vessel exploded into flames shortly after 10.30am on Friday.


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Matthew Howard

IMAGE: Matthew Howard SOUCE: Twitter

Thick black smoke could be seen from kilometres away as water police, fire crews and Seaworld staff doused the boat with water.

HOUSE BOAT BLAZE

IMAGE: Tom Forbes SOURCE: Twitter

The owner, a man in his 60s, managed to escape and made it to shore in a small inflatable boat

He was not on board at the time his boat exploded but was treated for shock by paramedics after losing everything he owned.

BREAKING - BOAT FIRE

HOUSE boast inferno on the Gold Coast. IMAGE: Supplied

It remains unclear how the blaze started.

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