Smoke alarms save Darling Downs family from house fire

UPDATE: Smoke alarms in a Darling Downs home saved a family from serious injury this morning.

Goondiwindi police said a fire broke out in a bedroom of a Callandoon St home about 6.30am, triggering the alarms that woke the two children and their father within moments.

The children, aged four and six, evacuated with their father who was treated for smoke inhalation after he re-entered the house to save the family's pets.

He was later taken to hospital for treatment of superficial burns to his forearms.

The two children were also taken to hospital as a precaution.

Goondwindi police said multiple Queensland Fire and Emergency Services units arrived on scene of the fire - opposite the station - within moments of it being reported.

The blaze was well alight on arrival, and crews managed to extinguish the blaze quickly.

The fire is not treated as suspicious.

7.20AM: One person has been taken to hospital after they were injured in a house fire at Goondiwindi this morning.

Queensland Ambulance crews transported the person to the Goondiwindi Health Service for treatment of superficial burns to their forearm.

The fire was reported to authorities at 6.30am and multiple responding Queensland Fire and Emergency Services units have brought the blaze under control.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

7AM: Smoke is continuing to billow out of a Goondiwindi home that caught fire early this morning.

Fire crews have brought the blaze under control and are dampening down the fire.

A primary and secondary search of the house has confirmed all residents have made it out safely.

Fire crews have spoken to the occupants, two adults and two children.

EARLIER: Firefighter crews have been called to a house fire in Goondiwindi.

Officers on scene say the house is fully ablaze.

All occupants are believed to be out of the home.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesman said the fire was in Callandoon St.

The roof of the home is currently burning.

Power has been shut off.

Queensland Police Service and Queensland Ambulance Service officers are on scene.



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