NOTHING LEFT: Gordon Lindsay with the remains of his home that burnt down yesterday. Photo: Louise Cheer / South Burnett Times
NOTHING LEFT: Gordon Lindsay with the remains of his home that burnt down yesterday. Photo: Louise Cheer / South Burnett Times Louise Cheer

Boondooma family loses everything

ALL Gordon Lindsay could do was sit and watch his home turn into a pile of ash.

On Wednesday afternoon Mr Lindsay came home to find his home burning to the ground.

The only things the Boondooma man and his two children, aged 10 and 14, had left were the clothes on their back and the car Mr Lindsay was driving.

Mr Lindsay did not want to comment, but preferred to do so through his friend, Mandy Thorne, who was at the scene after Mr Lindsay came home.

Ms Thorne said Mr Lindsay was too distressed to talk about the fire.

"He lost everything he had. It was all burnt to a crisp," she said.

"He had a brand new ride-on mower that took him three years to save up for and now it's gone."

Mr Lindsay has lost all his possessions, including a new television, his children's toys and laptops, and his welders and compressors.

But the community has already banded together to help Mr Lindsay out.

"The Chinchilla community have rallied right behind him and provided him with beds and furniture," Ms Thorne said.

"The Wondai Baptist Church has brought blankets and pillows up, and they've offered to help get some clothing as well.

"He's had a $100 Woolworths voucher donated to him, $500 donated to his Suncorp account and Toyworld have been approached to donate a bike for (his daughter) Teri."

Ms Thorne said Mr Lindsay was thankful for the support.

"Gordon's not too good at the moment, but he's surprised and grateful for the support from the community," she said.

"Normally he's the person who is helping everybody else, but he's never the person who needs help."

How to help:

Take your donations to the Durong General Store;

Donate your money at Suncorp's Kingaroy branch and mention Gordon Lindsay's name.