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Home at Landsborough narrowly saved from fire destruction

Firefighters catch their breath after extinguishing a fire at an Old Gympie Rd home near Landsborough.
Firefighters catch their breath after extinguishing a fire at an Old Gympie Rd home near Landsborough. Stuart Cumming

UPDATE 7:30PM: A Landsborough home has been narrowly saved from destruction after a blaze started while a man was working on his car.

Beerwah auxiliary fire brigade officer Captain Luke Chapman said crews arrived at the two-storey Queenslander on Old Gympie Rd to find a number of vehicles underneath well involved in flames.

The alarm was raised about 4.45pm.

"The fire was breaching into the second storey of the building," Captain Chapman said.

The property owner tried to fight the fire with a hose until crews arrived.

He was uninjured.

Captain Chapman said fire damage had been contained to a verandah area.

If the blaze had burned for a few more minutes he believed crews would have faced a vastly different situation.

No one else was at the home at the time.

EARLIER: Firefighters are on scene of a house fire at Old Gympie Rd, Beerwah.

The two-storey house is well-involved and two cars underneath the property are also in flames.

Five firefighter vehicles are heading to the scene.

More details to come.

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