100-year-old man saved from house blaze


FIRE warriors have managed to retrieve the warreds of a 100-year-old man who watched his home be destroyed in a wild fire on Brisbane's southern side.

Emergency Services was warned at. 19:59 Sunday to a "well-involved house fire" at Chalfont St, Salisbury.

Three fire trucks worked to control the flames and managed to extinguish the fire just before noon. 20:00.

A spokesperson from Queensland Fire and Emergency Services said the firemen managed to rescue the elderly man's war medals, which were located in the living room.

Children and the public were on Sunday evening using a salisbury community Facebook page to search for the man's two dogs. It has been reported that the animals did not survive the wind.

The paramedics transported the elderly man to QEII Hospital in a stable state, but he was understandably shocked by the incident.



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