Officials said wind-whipped flames led two firefighters to deploy the emergency fire shelters they carry. Firefighters are conducting back-burning operations and will continue to monitor the situation overnight. A second person has been charged in relation to the alleged murder of a volunteer firefighter two years ago in NSW. Your web browser is no longer supported. "It appears the rear of the structure was fully involved.". At least one home has been lost and dozens of sheds destroyed by fires north of Brisbane. Police and investigators are at the scene of a blaze in a home for troubled youth on Brisbane's northside. A serious fire has destroyed a unit and badly damaged two others in Brisbanes northern suburbs the blaze was one of three dealt with by firies in Brisbane overnight. Australians in several states will be waking up to fog this morning ahead of showers later today while people in NT brace for blistering heat and severe fire danger. Paramedics worked for about 30 minutes to revive the man, but he was declared dead at the scene. Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume. Residents could only watch from a distance as fire, fuelled by strong winds, tore through hectares of dry land. Local residents have been advised to keep their windows closed to avoid smoke inhalation. Australia's weather reached a variety of extremes today with severe thunderstorms, snow and fire danger all on show. Between October 7 and November 4, more than a dozen grass fires were lit on the NSW far-north coast. Today's Puzzle Community. A child and a man aged in his 30s are being taken to hospital after a house fire north of Brisbane this afternoon. Six fire crews battled the blaze, which has now been brought under control. A man in his 60s has died as a result of a house fire at Sandgate on Brisbane's bayside. 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The fire broke out at a home on Bronzewing Street in Mango Hill after 1:00pm. A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesman said three crews were called to battle the fire. The latest Queensland breaking news, comment and analysis from the Brisbane Times covering Brisbane and around the State Add articles to your saved list and come back to them any time. www.7NEWS.com.au #7NEWS The Gold Coast has been blanketed in a thick smoke haze after a large grassfire broke out at Carrara overnight. A houseboat has gone up in flames off Palm Beach in Sydney's north this afternoon, disturbing the normally peaceful oasis with a cloud of black smoke. Kanye West announces he is running for President; The West Coast's deadly wildfires have blanketed swaths of it with unhealthy smoke, complicating efforts to fight the blazes and find dozens of missing people, and compounding the misery of thousands who've been displaced. Two people found dead near their destroyed home were packed and ready to evacuate the North Complex Fire in Northern California last week but changed their minds based on incorrect information. Two teenage girls suffered significant burns and were taken in serious conditions to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital with critical-care paramedics and the high-acuity response unit on board. The Coorparoo home burnt down in minutes, leaving the family little time to escape before flames engulfed the building. To improve your experience, Breaking fire emergency news alerts including house fires, industrial fires, bushfires, arson crime and court cases, and fire rescues and evacuations. 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Four people treated after blaze rips through home in Brisbane's north, Firefighters battled a blaze in Carseldine. A number of northern Sydney properties have been evacuated after a hazard reduction burn jumped containment lines. Three teenagers have suffered burns while a woman was treated for smoke inhalation after a house fire in Brisbane's north. "It's always difficult for firefighters when they enter a building, they go in there hoping not to find someone but, when they do, they do their best to preserve the person's life and bring them out.". A number of severe cells have been detected on the radar. Flames devoured swaths of brush and trees in Northern California amid unseasonably hot and dry weather. Andrew Berg dragged a woman over the fence of her Adelaide home after she became trapped by intense flames burning the property down. The home, which was completely destroyed, is now a crime scene with police treating the incident as suspicious. The man will re-appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court tomorrow (February 10) and his charge will be upgraded to murder (domestic violence offence). Four people were treated. Fire crews seen at the Brisbane home during the early hours of the morning. UP NEXT. Around 4am February 5, police and emergency services were called to a house well alight on Bundal Street. A man has died after his cabin caught fire at a caravan park in Melbourne's south-east last night. The foundations by these ancestors — our First Nations peoples — gives strength, inspiration and courage to current and future generations, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous. A teenage boy who suffered burns and a woman who experienced breathing difficulties were taken to Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in stable conditions. Watch the brand new season of Condor now on Stan. (9News) Two young girls and their parents managed to escape out the side window with the help of neighbours. Police are appealing for information after a house was destroyed by fire at Parkhurst overnight. Fire investigators were on scene on Saturday to determine the cause of the blaze. "The fire was well-advanced, firefighters had to knock the fire down to reach the casualty," he said. An investigation is underway after fire tore through a Gold Coast unit block overnight with firefighters saying residents escaped by jumping out of windows.