Dulguigan house razed
A BLAZE destroyed an isolated house and threatened another property at Dulguigan last night.
About 5.15pm Tweed Rural Fire Service responded to the house fire burning on top of a hill off Pollards Road.
Murwillumbah, Cudgen and Bilambil brigades sent two units each and managed to contain the blaze, but only after it had destroyed the property.
The house was unoccupied at the time.
Tweed Rural Fire Service group captain Mark Eglington said the cause of the fire was unknown.
“Investigations will continue,” Capt. Eglington said.
He said there was no immediate threat to the surrounding bushland.
“One tree nearby did catch fire but it was put out,” he said.
“We were not worried about other trees catching on fire. The conditions were in our favour.”
Murwillumbah brigade was first on site and managed to save a nearby bungalow from the fire, which was also deserted at the time.
Capt. Eglington said Murwillumbah and Cudgen brigades were fast to mobilise because they were doing training at their individual stations at the time of the call.
“It was just a phone call and they were out the door already dressed as well,” Capt. Eglington said.
Firefighters pumped water from a nearby rainwater tank and also the creek at the bottom of Pollards Road.
The destroyed house is believed to be owned by a Toowoomba resident.
A unit from Tweed Heads police also attended.