Dozens evacuated as Kelso home goes up in flames

September 14, 2023 6:30 am in by
Fire and Rescue appliance, Brisbane

A house fire at Kelso has seen around 80 people evacuated from their homes.

Emergency services, including five fire and rescue crews, were called to the blaze on Gladys Street at 1.40pm yesterday.

Multiple neighbouring homes were evacuated, with paramedics treating 24 people for smoke inhalation.

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One person has been taken to Townsville University Hospital in a stable condition.

Police declared a crime scene and cordoned off the area as they investigate the cause of the fire.