A HOUSEBOAT has been destroyed by fire in dramatic scenes on the Gold Coast.
The boat went up in flames in the Broadwater behind Charis Seafoods in Labrador just before 1.30pm.
Good Samaritans used jet skis and boats to spray water onto the burning vessel in an effort to douse the flames.
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Working together, they managed to put the majority of the fire out before emergency services arrived.
“The boats and jet skis have done an amazing job flicking water onto it – they definitely helped a lot,” one woman told myGC.
“It was amazing to see so many people pitch in to help,” another said.
#BREAKING: A few good blokes on jet skis have worked together to extinguish a large boat fire on the Gold Coast by using their watercrafts to spray water onto the burning vessel. They pretty much had the fire out before emergency services arrived. DETAILS & PHOTOS HERE: http://bit.ly/2BvngjvVideo: Supplied by Karla Hastings
Posted by Gold Coast Weather & News Together on Saturday, 24 November 2018
It is not yet known exactly what sparked the blaze, or if anyone was on board the boat when it caught fire.
Firefighters, police and the coast guard are on the scene.
Paramedics had also been dispatched to the job but were not needed and have since left the scene.