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‘Tonight we lost everything’: Byron bay home in flames

A BYRON Bay home has been destroyed and four vehicles heavily damaged following a fire at Blackbutt Place in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Fire and Rescue NSW units from Byron Bay and Bangalow were called to the blaze about 2.18am.

"Tonight we lost everything," Byron Bay resident Naomi Tatum posted on Facebook above two pictures of the home engulfed in flames and one of the gutted framework.

Naomi's boyfriend Andrew James Brooker was tagged in the post along with Byron Bay resident Ryan Walsh.

"Still don't know what happened," Ms Tatum wrote. "Can't believe it. Our whole house and everything is gone.

"Happened at two last night. We still don't know.

"Everything we own is gone. I can't even believe what is happening."

Byron Bay Fire Station captain Gary Speers said the home was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived at the scene but crews had it under control after about 15 minutes.

He said no one was injured, however there was damage to one car and three motorbikes.

Capt Speers said the cause of the fire was unknown but investigations would continue.

More than 60 messages of condolence and support have been left below the pictures of the burning home on Facebook since 5.58am on Tuesday.

Sammy Denyer wrote: "I actually can't believe this. Even speaking to you both just then, this doesn't feel real. If you guys need anything, let us know. We love you guys, so glad you're safe."

Leanne Lockrey posted: "Such a shock for you all. So glad you're all safe and you will rebuild your possessions in time. Please let me know if there's anything we can do for you."

Topics:  byron bay, editors picks, fire, house fire




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