Mudjimba house fire took four crews to put out
UPDATE: A Queensland Fire and Emergency spokesman has confirmed the house fire at Mudjimba has been put out.
He said four fire crews put managed to get the fire out about 2.15pm.
They were still working to make sure the area was safe.
EARLIER: Emergency crews are working to put out a house fire at Currawong St, Mudjimba.
A Queensland Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said four Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are currently at the scene working to put out the chamfer board home.
A neighbour told The Daily she smelt smoke while having her lunch and when she went to investigate saw flames from the back of the property.
She also said the owner was a painter in his 60s.
He was not believed to be at home at the time.
Fire crews responded to reports of smoke issuing from a house around 1.20pm today.
On arrival, firefighters reported the single story house to be well alight.
Firefighters are currently in action protecting nearby exposures and have asked for residents and motorists to avoid the immediate area as crews conduct operations on Currawong Street.
Nearby residents are asked to close windows.
It's believed the home contained asbestos.