Kin Kin family's new year starts in ashes
A KIN Kin family will spend the start of 2014 sifting through the remnants of their burnt-out home after it was destroyed by fire.
Five auxiliary and Bush Fire Brigades were mobilised early on Monday morning to attend a house fire at 253 Sister Tree Creek Rd, Kin Kin.
When firefighters first arrived about 3.15am, they found the house well involved.
All residents of the home were quickly accounted for and firefighters from Kin Kin, Cooran, Pomona, Tinbeerwah and Wolvi worked to contain the fire to the residence and stop it spreading.
They were successful in saving a two-storey liveable shed situated at the rear of the house.
They also managed to save a 4WD vehicle which suffered heat damage.
Residents in the liveable shed were awoken by the fire and raised the alarm.
Fire fighters had to contend with the risk of a gas explosion while battling the flames.
Two gas cylinders began venting, but quick work by firefighters prevented them from exploding.
Fire and police investigators arrived on the scene about 9am to investigate the cause of the blaze.
Investigations are continuing.