Three injured as fire alarm sparks large ‘hotel’ evacuation
A false fire alarm at a Pelican Waters building sparked a huge emergency response last night and three women injured.
Three ambulance crews, three fire crews and police arrived at a residency/hotel building on Mahogany Dr, Pelican Waters from about 10.45pm on Thursday to reports of a fire.
The Queensland Ambulance Service reported paramedics assessed three women who suffered minor injuries after a "large evacuation", but could not specify how the injuries were sustained.
Emergency services could not confirm which building was evacuated, but a Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said it was a residency/hotel building.
Mahogany Dr is populated by the Sebel Pelican Waters Resort, Vardon Point Resort Style Living and a number of residential houses.
The QAS spokesman said a woman in her 20s was taken to Sunshine Coast University Hospital with a minor shoulder injury after she fell on the stairs during the evacuation.
Paramedics also assessed a woman aged in her 90s, and another in their 20s, but they did not require hospital treatment.
A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman confirmed no fire was found at the building.
She said when QFES arrived there was an evacuation in progress and police were also on scene.
Firefighters isolated the alarm and conducted a "floor-by-floor investigation".
People were kept out of the building until it was found to be safe.
The spokeswoman said the last QFES crew left the scene at 12.40am.