The service station at Marlborough which caught on fire early this morning.
The service station at Marlborough which caught on fire early this morning. Contributed

Two people escape from fire with minor burns


Two Queensland Police Service detectives and scenes of crime investigators are on their way to the scene of last night's fire.

Meanwhile, two members of the family whose home burnt down have commented on a post on the Queensland Police Service Facebook page:

"Everyone is okay, some minor burns but my family is safe that all that matters!" Hannah Balgowan said.

"This was the scariest thing to wake up to we wouldn't still be here if it wasn't my dad waking up he saved our lives xxx," Rachel Louise Balgowan said.


TWO people escaped with minor burns after a fire broke out in a home on Saint Lawrence Road, near the Bruce Highway, two kilometres south of Marlborough around 12.30am.

The fire spread to an adjoining service station and accommodation donga.

The home, service station and accommodation donga were destroyed in the blaze.

Crews worked to protect nearby exposures and brought the fire under control around 3.45am.

An exclusion zone of 800 metres, due to large gas cylinders located near the building, was initially established for precaution until fire crews arrived.

Paramedics treated the two patients and they did not require transport to hospital. Fire Investigators will attend the scene today. 

It is understood a lot of the town's water supply was used in the efforts to control the fire. 


TEN fire trucks from both rural and urban stations were called to a fire at Marlborough overnight.

A QFRS spokeswoman said the incident happened at 12.30am this morning where a fire which started in a residence spread to a nearby donga and the BP service station.

"One donga, one house and one service station are no longer there," she said.

Investigations are still continuing and fire investigators will be attending the scene this morning the spokeswoman said.

A QAS spokeswoman said two people were treated for burns at the scene but no one was transported to hospital.

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