Good Samaritans use jet skis to extinguish boat fire

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.

Source: Supplied by Karla Hastings

Source: Supplied by Karla Hastings

“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.

Strangers attack boat fire with jet skis

#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.

Source: Supplied by Karla Hastings

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. 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 myGC.com.au 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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I was there, the guy on top of the house boat said he was cooking and caught alight tried to put out the fire and when he couldnt he did a flip off the top into the water below.