A firefighter works to contain a house fire on Mt Warning Road.
A firefighter works to contain a house fire on Mt Warning Road. Crystal Spencer

Firefighters couldn't save Uki home

A CHARRED wooden skeleton was all that remained yesterday of a home on Mount Warning Road.

The homeowner called the fire brigade about 10.20am yesterday when he returned to his house from a nearby paddock and it was in flames.

Rural Fire Service Group Captain Frank Zambelli said the house was completely engulfed in flames by the time the first truck arrived shortly after the call.

“The roof was already caved in when we got here.”

Capt Zambelli said yesterday morning’s rain may have prevented a major bushfire on Mount Warning.

Nobody was injured in the blaze, which was attended by brigades from Murwillumbah, Kunghur and Uki.

The cause of the fire was being investigated. Tweed Police estimated there to be more than $220,000 in damage.




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