Unit blaze investigated
INVESTIGATIONS will continue today after a unit fire in Currumbin.
Bilinga fire-fighter Tracy Dunn said it was still unknown exactly what caused the blaze at the Dandaloo Dr address around 1am.
He said there was no one inside the unit when the fire began in the back bedroom and no-one was injured.
It took Bilinga and Burleigh Heads fire fighters just 10 minutes to control the blaze but the unit was badly damaged by smoke and water and the bedroom was destroyed.
Daily News reporter Laura Brodnik said residents in neighbouring streets were woken by sirens and had smoke filtering into their houses.
"We woke to men downstairs screaming that there was a fire and smoke was everywhere," Miss Brodnik said.
"At first we thought our building may have been on fire and there was a fire truck in our street and we could see another further down the road.
"When we looked out over the balcony we could see it was a different unit block. The smell of burning was overpowering, it woke up my roommate.
"We're just glad there was nobody inside but we didn't know for sure to begin with."
If you have any information that could help police in the investigation call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.