Eight people escape ferocious fire at Gold Coast home

UPDATE @ 6.00am, October 22 | Eight people have managed to escape unharmed after an out of control blaze destroyed a home in Southport.

It broke out in the Smith Street property, just across the road from Freedom Service Station, just before 6.00pm last night.

It took multiple fire fighter crews around an hour to get under control.


Fire investigations are still investigating, though it’s believed an electrical issue was the cause of the blaze.

Paramedics have confirmed that eight people – including six children – were in the property at the time, though luckily all made it out safe.

No one needed to be taken to hospital.

EARLIER @ 6.00pm, October 21 | Fire crews are battling a ferocious house fire in Southport.

The blaze broke out in the home on Smith St opposite the Freedom Service Station around 6pm.

Thick black smoke could be seen from several suburbs away.

At least three fire crews have initially been called to the blaze.

The house has been completely engulfed.

It’s not clear at this stage if anyone has been injured.

The blaze is also affecting traffic in both directions.

More to come.

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