Fire destroyed this Clifton house on Sunday night.
Fire destroyed this Clifton house on Sunday night. Erin Smith

Search on for fire hero

IT TOOK firefighters just 30 minutes to extinguish the fire that gutted a Clifton home late on Sunday night.

The fire started at the Mason St address at 10.30pm.

A Queensland Fire and Rescue spokesman said when the firefighters arrived on the scene all the people were out of the house.

David Burns, who lives on Mason St, realised something was wrong when he heard the second fire truck come screaming down the street.

"I head the second truck and thought I better come check what was happening."

Kim Bailey, who lives directly opposite the home that burned down, said he was asleep when it started.

"I heard the dogs barking and my wife thought the back of the house was on fire," he said.

"I jumped up and saw it was outside.

"Once it was going it didn't take long to take off.

"The firefighters had it out pretty quick.

"It is sad to see.

"He had obviously spent a bit of time doing the place up.

"He had it looking nice and now something like this has happened."

Mr Bailey said it was his next door neighbour who pulled the man out of the burning house.

A Queensland Fire and Rescue spokesman was unable to confirm if this was the case.

The spokesman said a fire investigator had been out at the scene yesterday morning.

They think the fire started near the air-conditioning unit on the side of the house.

"But the owner said they had not used it in months," the spokesman said.

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