Fire investigators attend family home destroyed by blaze

UPDATE 6.30AM: FIRE investigators will attend the scene this morning to establish a cause of the blaze that tragically destroyed the Church St home.

Police confirmed this morning the fire is believed to have started in the rear downstairs section of the home in the laundry area.

Authorities confirmed neighbours saw the fire and called 000 before trying to extinguish the fire themselves.

The Allenstown house is still standing but sustained extensive damage.

11pm: A FAMILY has lost everything after a fire destroyed their home on Sunday night.

Rockhampton Police Senior Sergeant Ralph Faria said emergency services were called to the Church St, Allenstown, home after neighbours noticed smoke coming from the house about 9.30pm.

He said the occupants of the house were not home at the time, but they did arrive home as fire crews battled with the blaze.

Snr Sgt Faria said the house was destroyed by the blaze and investigations into the cause are now underway.

Emergency services were still at the scene when The Bulletin left at 10.30pm.

10pm: EMERGENCY services are at the scene of a house fire in Rockhampton.

Reports indicate the house was engulfed by flames at 9.50pm.

The Queensland Ambulance Service has reported via Twitter that paramedics have responded to a house fire Church St #Allenstown with reports of no injuries.

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