Residents Evacuated After Shed Fire in Manly

Manly residents were evacuated from their homes Thursday evening after a shed caught on fire, authorities report.

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The fire broke out around 5:40 pm in a shed located at a residence on the corner of Ernest Street and School Lane. The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services rushed multiple crews to the scene after receiving reports of explosions coming from the burning shed.

There were initial reports of explosions which prompted an immediate evacuation of surrounding homes as a safety precaution.

A Queensland Ambulance Services spokeswoman confirmed that no injuries were reported from the incident. Firefighters were able to get the blaze under control by 7:05 pm, nearly an hour and a half after the first calls came in.

Fire crews remain on site investigating the cause of the shed fire.

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Authorities have not released any details about potential damage to surrounding properties or the suspected origin of the flames. More information will be provided as it becomes available from emergency personnel.

Published 14-March-2024