A property with waterfront views at Victoria Point was engulfed in flames just hours before going to auction on Saturday.
LJ Hooker Birkdale agent Debbie Ward said she called the owner, who was out shopping, to inform him the two-bedroom cottage at 4 Colburn Ave was “gutted”.
“I got a phone call about 10.40am and called the owner straight away,” Ms Ward said.
“The house was to go to auction at 1pm but we had to cancel it.
“I said to him over the phone, ‘Where are you? You better get home, the house is on fire’.
“He had only called me that morning to say how beautiful the house looked.
“It’s just awful, he’s lost everything.”
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A property at 4 Colburn Ave, Victoria Point went up in flames just hours before the auction.