Stanthorpe Queenslander falls victim to housefire
A MAN who had been visiting his son returned home to find his house engulfed by flames on Saturday night.
The Queenslander-style home on Amiens Rd, Bapaume, near Stanthorpe was gutted by the fire.
The man, who was the only occupant of the property, discovered the fire about 8pm
"He spotted the glow in the roof when he was driving towards the house and returned to his son's house to raise the alarm," a spokesman for Stanthorpe police said.
"Two fire units from Stanthorpe and one from Warwick travelled to the scene," he said.
"The house was an old Queenslander weatherboard home, which had been refurbished and moved to the site in the past year."
Only the outer shell remains of the house.
There were no close buildings under threat from the fire.
Police said late yesterday that the cause of the fire was still unknown.
"It initially took three hours for the fire to be extinguished," he said.
Firefighters were on the scene until 5.31am yesterday
A fire investigation team spent Sunday at the scene.