Fire has destroyed an LPG conversion factory in the Bundaberg suburb of Norville.

As the fire took hold, a series of explosions prompted a police emergency and nearby businesses had to be evacuated.

Stanley Uzunov reports.


When fire crews arrived at the LPG conversion factory in suburban Bundaberg, there were fears the blaze was at a dangerous stage.

Glenn Gillford, Qld Fire and Rescue: “We had multiple explosions inside the building, gas cylinders in the gas fitting business.”

Emergency services evacuated nearby businesses, as they feared more gas cylinders inside the building could detonate.

Kevin Guttridge, Bundaberg Police: “An emergency situation was declared, of significant concern was large storage of LP gas in adjoining premises.”

The fire quickly spread to a tyre business next door.

Demolition crews had to knock down the front wall of the building to stop the fire taking hold in the stored tyres.

Four fire crews eventually brought the blaze under control, but the building was extensively damaged.

No one was injured and all the factory workers were accounted for.

Stanley Uzunov, QUT News.