The Mooball home which was gutted by fire on Wednesday morning.
The Mooball home which was gutted by fire on Wednesday morning. Contributed

House fire began in caravan, according to RFS

Update: 1.30pm

The blaze which decimated a Mooball home is believed to have started in a caravan, Rural Fire Service Far North Coast operations officer inspector Bob Wilcox has said.

"The caravan was parked next to the house," Insp Wilcox said.

"There were a couple of people sleeping in the house at the time."

Insp Wilcox said the woman who was staying in the caravan had been for a walk; when she returned, the caravan was alight. 

It's understood this woman made the call to emergency services. 

Insp Wilcox said the Tweed Valley Way home was mostly destroyed by the blaze and would no longer be inhabitable. 

"The house is still standing upright," he said.

He said a large amount of furniture and other items underneath the house could have made the fire much more severe.

Insp Wilcox said the RFS put a stop on the incident about 4.30am. 

The cause of the fire is still being investigated by the Rural Fire Service and police. 

A Mooball home was gutted by fire overnight.
A Mooball home was gutted by fire overnight. Contributed

Initial Report: August 13 8:23am

A FIRE has left a Mooball home and caravan seriously damaged. 

A Fire and Rescue spokesman said they were called to Tweed Valley Way home about 12.45am.

Two crews from Brunswick Heads attended the blaze to assist the Rural Fire Service. 

When they arrived, the weatherboard home was well alight, along with a caravan. 

Fire crews remained on scene until 2am. 

A NSW Ambulance spokesman said there was an ambulance on scene, but no medical attention was required.

More details to come. 



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