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UPDATE: Police declare house fire non-suspicious

HOUSE FIRE: Firefighters spent many hours during the night extinguishing the blaze.
HOUSE FIRE: Firefighters spent many hours during the night extinguishing the blaze. Mike Knott

UPDATE | 8.35am: 

BUNDABERG police have confirmed a fire that destroyed a home at Burnett Heads Rd is being treated as non-suspicious.

Fire investigators are still working to find the cause of the blaze.

 

THURSDAY | 7.30am:

A HOUSE has been destroyed by fire this morning, with barking dogs and a working smoke alarm being crediting for saving a man's life.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services responded to reports of a fire in a Rubyanna home at 1.30am.

A Bundaberg Fire and Rescue spokesman said the sole occupant of the house had evacuated after he was alerted to the fire by a smoke alarm and barking dogs.

The spokesman said the fire took many hours to put out and the house had suffered extensive damage from the blaze.

Scenes of Crime are investigating to determine if the cause of the fire is suspicious, a Bundaberg Police spokesman confirmed.

A Bundaberg Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson confirmed that fire officers joined police to investigate the blaze at 11am.

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