WATCH: Neighbours see smoke, save home from serious damage
THE owners of a Glenfields Blvd home in Mountain Creek were away and the house was empty when nearby residents Tegan Clare and her partner Steven Schroeders noticed smoke coming from the garage door as they drove past.
They stopped and tried to check if anyone was inside and also called emergency services.
Maroochydore fire station officer Greg Scarlett said had the fire been left for three or four minutes longer there would have been much more serious damage.
He said it appeared the fire had started in an alarm system in the garage and had started to spread into the roof before fire fighters were able to bring it under control.
A FIRE at a Mountain Creek house was put out after fire fighters found black smoke coming from the ceiling of a garage.
FIRE Fighters have been called to a home on Mountain Creek, where black smoke is coming out of a garage.
Crews were called to Glenfields Blvd just before 11am.
Two crews are on the scene and another has been called to join them.