A man has managed to escape serious injury after his Gold Coast home went up in flames overnight.
The blaze erupted at a duplex on Marsupial Drive at Coombabah just after 6.15pm.
Fire crews raced to the scene and managed to extinguish the blaze within minutes, however the fire had already ripped through the home, causing extensive damage to the building.
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The male occupant managed to escape the blaze and was taken to Gold Coast Robina Hospital in a stable condition.
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