Brisbane family lose their second home in four months

A family-of-seven have been dealt fresh tragedy after their home was ravaged by fire - their second house to be burned down in four months.

The out-of-control fire engulfed the home in Alexandra Hills, east of Brisbane, about 11.30 pm on Tuesday, forcing the family to flee.

The home was burned to a blackened shell, but the single mother, her five children - including one in a wheelchair - and another adult escaped injury.

The fire engulfed the home in Alexandra Hills, on Brisbane's bayside, about 11.30 pm on Tuesday

Neighbours reported hearing explosions and screams for help as the fire took grip, according to

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