Fire crews take on solar panel blaze on the Sunshine Coast

Fire crews are rushing to a blaze on the Sunshine Coast (file pic).
Fire crews are rushing to a blaze on the Sunshine Coast (file pic). Zoe Willcocks / Zoe Jean Photogr

UPDATE 11AM: Seven fire crews rushed to a roof fire on the Sunshine Coast, after six solar panels caught alight earlier today.

Fire crews were called to a home in Bli Bli just after 8.30am after the panels caught fire.

The fire had self-extinguished by the time fire crews arrived, but police and firefighters remained on scene to investigate.

Paramedics also attended but did not treat anyone at the scene.

Fire crews made safety checks to ensure that the fire had not spread throughout the roof cavity, before leaving the scene in the hands of Energex.

Representatives from the Electrical Safety Office also attended the fire.

A QFES spokesman said anyone with concerns about the electrical safety of their solar panels should have them checked by a professional.

"If they're under warranty, contact the people that installed them," the QFES spokesman said.

"Or contact the Electrical Safety Office and go from there."

UPDATE 9.30AM: Fire crews are working to make a Sunshine Coast property safe following a roof fire earlier this morning. 

Four fire crews rushed to the Bli Bli property just after 8.30am after reports that solar panels on a building had caught alight.

Paramedics were also called to the Yandina Bli Bli Road address, but were not required.

The fire has now been extinguished with multiple firefighters remaining to ensure the property is safe.

BREAKING: Four fire crews are on their way to a blaze on the Sunshine Coast.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Service spokesman said that crews were alerted to the Bli Bli structure fire just after 8.30am.

Four crews and paramedics are currently en route to a property on Yandina Bli Bli Rd.

Initial reports indicate that solar panels are alight. 

More to come.

Topics:  blaze bli bli emergency fire firefighters inferno sunshine coast

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