Burleigh fire being investigated
FIREFIGHTERS are today investigating the cause of a large factory fire at Burleigh Heads.
Queensland Fire and Rescue Service incident controller Superintendent Brad Commons said there was significant damage to the Discount Foam and Polystyrene building.
"It started at 11.38am on Wednesday and the first truck was on the scene at 11.45am," Supt Commons said.
"We had it out by 4.27pm and there were crews there overnight on fire watch.
"Being foam and rubber it was difficult to extinguish but there were no injuries reported to us."
Tim Windisch, from Burleigh Laminated Benchtops on nearby Bermuda Street, said he could see the roof collapsing from work.
"It started off with white smoke at about 11.45am, and then it just went up," Mr Windisch said.
"It blew into Reece Plumbing next-door and they all just bailed out with their hands over their faces.
"The roof collapsed at about noon, and I think the owners must be devastated."
Central Street, Hutchinson Street and Hampton Court were closed following the fire, with residents evacuated and the public encouraged to avoid the area yesterday.