Bilambil blaze origin a mystery

THE cause of Tuesday's devastating Bilambil house fire may never be known, according to police.

Forensic crime scene investigators moved onto the site of the fire yesterday to try and determine its cause.

There was nothing left of the Urliup Road house but a shell in the aftermath of the blaze. Inspector Darren Steel, of Tweed/Byron police said the crime scene officers began investigations yesterday.

The level of destruction caused by the fire will make it difficult for the investigators to determine its cause or where it started, according to Insp Steel.

Ardent Tweed Daily News letter writer Doug Ogilvie and Peter Bentley lost everything in the blaze.

Mr Ogilvie called the farmhouse home for 34 years, but is now considering a mobile home.

He said the fire started quickly and he first noticed flames exploding from the toilet. The pair tried to fight the blaze but their efforts proved futile.

Rural firefighters from Bilambil and Cudgen and firefighters from Kingscliff brigade prevented the fire spreading from the home to nearby bushland and adjacent buildings.



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