UPDATE VIDEO: Shed engulfed by fire in south Gladstone

UPDATE 11am:

A DEVASTATED Dave Duggan can never replace what he lost last night.

All of his toys and tools built up after 35 years went up in a blaze that engulfed his father's shed in South Gladstone.

His reef boat, tinny and triumph motorbike were melted down to scrap metal inside the Bentley St shed.

"You can never replace that stuff. It's everything I have collected for 35 years," he said.

"I have worked on the boats and the bike and I'll never get that back."

Yesterday afternoon Dave dropped his boat back in the shed at about 5pm.

"I was woken up at about one in the morning by a rattle at the door," he said.

"It was the police telling me the shed had been burnt out."

He visited the fire but there was nothing he could do.

"I will have to see what we get back from insurance but it is never enough," he said.

"You work on things and some stuff you can't replace. I have stuff from 35 years of working, I even have my dad's stuff when he was working."

Dave didn't know how the fire started and didn't know of anyone who would have wanted to light it.

Police are still investigating and trying to determine if it was suspicious or not.

EARLIER 8.19am:

A PANEL beating and spray painting shed was on fire last night. 

The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services were called to the blaze on Bentley St just after midnight.

When they arrived the shed was well alight.

They were at the scene until 3am.

The shed has been severely damaged by the fire.

Gladstone Police are still there monitoring and protecting the scene. 

The police forensic investigators have arrived.

Gladstone Police forensic investigators arrive at the scene.
Gladstone Police forensic investigators arrive at the scene.


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