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Fire razes several homes in Brisbane

Fire razes several homes in Brisbane

Fire razes several homes in Brisbane

A fire ripped through several Brisbane homes on Saturday afternoon, with several people treated at the scene for burns as firefighters battled to protect other properties.

Several fire crews were called to the scene on Evelyn Street in Grange, and the Queensland Fire Department issued a smoke alert for residents in the area.

Several Queensland Fire and Rescue crews are at the scene of a fire affecting several properties on Evelyn St, Grange.

Several Queensland Fire and Rescue crews are at the scene of a fire affecting several properties on Evelyn St, Grange.Credit: Queensland Fire Department

The fire swept through and destroyed one of the homes around 2 p.m., before engulfing three other neighboring properties.

Firefighters brought the blaze under control shortly before 5 p.m., with three homes destroyed and a fourth significantly damaged.

Investigators have not yet formally determined the cause of the fire, but there are reports that the blaze started after a fuel spill. The fire is not believed to have started under suspicious circumstances.

Paramedics took one man, who had significant burns to his legs, hands and face, to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. A second person was taken to hospital in a stable condition with superficial burns.

Queensland Ambulance Service said shortly before 4pm that a third patient was also being assessed at the scene. He was later taken to hospital with chest pain.

“A number of Queensland Fire and Rescue crews are on scene of a fire affecting a number of properties on Evelyn St, Grange,” the QFD said in an alert.

“Crews were called to the scene of the fire at around 2:10 p.m. and firefighters are currently working to defend the properties and extinguish the fire. All occupants are reported to be out of the buildings.

“A large amount of smoke is affecting the area. Residents nearby should close windows and doors and have respiratory medications on hand if necessary.”

Fire investigators remained at the scene Saturday night working to determine the cause of the fire.