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Australia Family left with nothing after home gutted by inferno

02:37  15 november  2017
02:37  15 november  2017 Source:   9news.com.au

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The 24-storey building was gutted by the blaze leaving hundreds homeless. A flood of support has been offered to victims of the fire, with one JustGiving page receiving Residents living nearby have donated clothes and food to families left with nothing . "Thoughts and prayers to everyone affected."

A Queensland family has been left devastated after a powerful fire gutted their home, which they later found out was uninsured.

Emergency services were called to Currong Street, Kenmore, just after 4pm (AEDT) following reports of a fire.

Video showed smoke pouring from the residence, as flames threatened nearby homes.

“The crews got there in the nick of time. They put in hose lines to protect the neighbouring property… otherwise we might have had two houses on fire,” Simon Evans from Queensland Fire and Emergency Services said.

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Homeowner John Sinclair told 9NEWS the incident is “very sad” for his family.

“I helped my father and mother build this house in 1966. And now it’s gone,” Mr Sinclair said.

He and his wife were not at home during the blaze, and no other people were injured.

a train on a track with smoke coming out of it: <p>Two family dogs have died during a house fire in Kenmore.</p> © Provided by Nine News

Two family dogs have died during a house fire in Kenmore.

However, the Sinclair family’s dogs died in the fire.

“I just cannot fathom what I’m going to do without them,” Mr Sinclair’s daughter, Melanie, said.

The family told 9NEWS they only learned this afternoon that the Currong Street home is uninsured.

They said it’s a “huge shock”, as they did not know their policy had expired in 2015.

The Sinclairs are now staying with neighbours and the community is rallying around them, with a crowd funding page set up.

Investigations into the cause of the blaze are ongoing.

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