Fire destroys home

A TEENAGER was lucky to escape with his life as fire engulfed an Agnes Water home today.

The teen fled from the home on a semi-rural property on Innaminka Way at Agnes Water about midday when the fire broke out.

The blaze appeared to have started in the roof space of the weatherboard home and within minutes, there was major damage to two bedrooms and a bathroom at the front of the house.

Yesterday's high temperatures may have led to the fire spreading quickly according to one fire-fighter at the scene.

Police and the Agnes Water Fire Brigade were alerted to the blaze shortly after midday and were on the scene within minutes.

Senior Constable Simon Burns of Agnes Water Police said one person was in the house at the time of the blaze but escaped uninjured.

Captain Ian Birbeck of the Agnes Water Fire Brigade said the cause of the fire was unknown but there were no injuries.

Two fire crews with breathing apparatus worked in tandem to douse the fire.

"We cannot even speculate at this stage as to the cause of the fire," Captain Birbeck said.

"All the power is off and there is no-one in the house."

Fire investigators and police investigators were at the scene of the fire yesterday afternoon, trying to ascertain the cause of the blaze.

The property is believed to be owned by a well-known member of the Agnes Water community who works in Gladstone.

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