UPDATE: The Cooroy community is rallying around advanced care paramedic Suzette Dakin and her family as they come to terms with losing their home to fire.

Ms Dakin was dropping her son to primary school this morning when a fire took hold of her Black Mountain home.

She returned to flames so intense it took fire crews hours to put the fire out.

Close friend and rural firefighter volunteer Ines Burkardt was at the Beechtree Dr scene to help with water supply to the rural property.

"I couldn't believe it," Mrs Burkardt said.

"My good friend's house and it's just devastating to see something like this happen to her."

She has offered a granny flat at the rear of her Cooroy home for Ms Dakin and her family to stay.

"I would definitely say the whole town is going to support her."

Sunshine Coast paramedic Suzette Dakin takes refuge in a work vehicle with one of her cats as crews try to extinguish her burning home at Black Mountain, west of Cooroy.
Sunshine Coast paramedic Suzette Dakin takes refuge in a work vehicle with one of her cats as crews try to extinguish her burning home at Black Mountain, west of Cooroy. Che Chapman

Cooroy police officer-in-charge Sergeant Mal Scott said the house was "well and truly" alight when emergency services arrived after the alarm was raised about 8.30am.

"I know the issue was getting water to the scene as there was only a small quantity of water on site," Sgt Scott said.

He said the help of a nearby road construction company was enlisted to source water.

"(They) were able to lend a hand there with water carts and cannons and they've played a really good part in putting out the fire."

He understood the home was fully insured.

While there was relief no one was injured, there were concerns for the welfare of two of Ms Dakin's three cats.

A clearly distressed Ms Dakin held one of the beloved pets as she sat in an ambulance vehicle at the scene.

People within the wider Cooroy community were this afternoon formulating plans as to how they could assist Ms Dakin and her family.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

EARLIER: A hinterland home has been destroyed by fire this morning.

Firefighters were called to Beechtree Rd at Black Mountain, west of Cooroy, at 8.14am.

The two-storey building was completely gutted.

Crews are remaining at the scene to ensure the home is extinguished.

No one was injured.



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