Home destroyed, man injured in Gold Coast fire

A man has been injured and a home destroyed after a fire at Yatala.

The blaze broke out in the property on Pearson Rd around 3.45am with the home completely engulfed by the time fire crews arrived.

It took five Queensland Fire and Emergency crews around 40 minutes to bring the blaze under control.


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QFES Station Officer Russell Von Nida said it was a difficult blaze to fight.

“The main problem was water because we’re so far away from the road here we had to have other vehicles relay water in to keep the main appliance topped up so we could actually fight the fire,” he said.

A man suffered burns to his feet and suspected smoke inhalation and was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

Forensic investigators were due to return to the scene this morning to try and determine the cause of the blaze.

Emergency accommodation was being organised for the family.

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