UPDATE: Tenant rushed to hospital in Barney Point house fire
AN INVESTIGATION will be made into how a fire started in a bedroom of a Ryalls St home this afternoon.
Gladstone fire and emergency services station officer Dale Iwanicki said it took crews 20 minutes to extinguish the blaze.
"There is extensive damage to one bedroom and fire and smoke damage to other parts of the house," Officer Iwanicki said.
The tenant was able to safely get himself and his two sons out of the house before fire crews arrived.
"That's a great result," he said.
"He was able to get (his sons) out safely straight away which does make our job easier."
Tomorrow fire investigators with work with Gladstone Criminal Investigation Branch to find a cause of the fire.
THE TENANT of a house that was "well-engulfed" in fire on Barney Point's Ryalls St has been rushed to hospital by paramedics.
Their condition is not yet known.
Police have blocked off the street as Gladstone's Criminal Investigations Branch prepare to enter the building.
They are currently waiting for appropriate protection, including face masks.
Neighbours are sprawled across the street watching firefighters enter the building to dampen hot spots.
According to one neighbour, it's the second time the house has caught alight in 15 years.
The last fire started in the kitchen and left the house badly damaged.
More to come
TWO fire units, police, and paramedics have been called to a house that is "well engulfed" in fire on Barney Point's Ryalls St.
Firefighters are now trying to protect neighbouring properties from the fire.
Firefighters have called for "additional resources" in battling the fire.
A fire service spokesman said firefighters hadn't yet searched the building.
"They're protecting other properties as well," he said.
It's not yet known if the house has any occupants, or if everyone is accounted for.
More to come