Brisbane man missing after massive house fire in Boondall
- Boondall home destroyed by fire
- Man who lived there remains unaccounted for
- Investigation underway
A man remains unaccounted for after an entire Brisbane home went up in flames.
Firefighters raced to a street in Boondall in Brisbane’s north shortly after 3am on Wednesday following reports a two-storey home was engulfed in flames.
More than a dozen firefighters spent an hour battling the blaze to get it under control under control.
A man believed to have lived at the home for the last ten years remains unaccounted for, sparking fears from concerned neighbours.
Neighbours watched on in horror as the two storey home in Boondall burst into flames
Belinda Mackay who lives behind the gutted home woke up to the sound of the explosion and watched on in horror as the property erupt into a ball of flames, which sounded like fire crackers going off.
She called triple-0 and began gathering their own belongings amid fears the fire may spread while her husband raced outside to try and help.
‘The explosion hit and and I saw the light coming through our windows,’ she told reporters.
‘I opened the curtains and just saw the house was just ablaze. It was completely on fire,’ Fire crews remain on scene to ensure the blaze is fully extinguished.’
Residents woke to the sound of an explosion as fire ripped through the two storey home
A man who has lived at the home for the last 10 years remains unaccounted for
‘My husband ran straight out to see if he could get in, not knowing that the guy was at home or not.’
Paramedics treated one person at the scene.
The property at the corner of Kingstown Avenue and Cardinal Street has been declared a crime scene as authorities investigate what sparked the blaze.
The blaze isn’t currently being treated as suspicious, according to Queensland Police.
The destroyed home in Brisbane’s north remains a crime scene on Wednesday