A FAMILY with three young children are lucky to be alive after their Guanaba home went up in flames last night.
Around 50 firefighters tried to battle the blaze which engulfed the home on Sherlock Court around 5:30pm.
The battle lasted hours as firefights had to use water from neighbour’s dams while waiting on water from the rural fire service.
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A 28-year-old man suffered third degree burns to 40 per cent of his body.
The father and three young children, who were all caught in the home when it caught alight, were all taken to Gold Coast University Hospital.
It’s understood that the fire is not being treated as suspicious.