Solar fire Townsville during floods

A fire on the roof of an Idalia home has been extinguished before it could fully engulf the building.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said a solar panel on the roof of a house in Springside Tce was alight about 3pm.

An electrician has been called to assess the panel.

The people living in the house had already been evacuated due to the flooding.

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