House destroyed; dogs missing
QUICK thinking by council workers stopped a fire at a home in Hendon from taking out a caravan and gas bottles, but their efforts weren't enough to stop the house from being destroyed.
The Marrinans Rd home was ablaze when firefighters from Warwick and Allora arrived on scene about 1pm yesterday.
Acting station officer Greg Stewart said the council workers used a tanker to ferry water to them.
Two out of three dogs were still missing when the Daily News left the scene yesterday afternoon, though one of the residents' Chihuahuas was found.
Neighbour Barry Geitz was one of the first people on scene.
He said he'd lived in the house in the '70s and couldn't believe how quickly it burnt down.
The home was unoccupied at the time and no one was injured. The cause of the blaze will be investigated.