Fire destroys family home on cattle property north of Yaamba

WHAT started as a routine work day on a family cattle property north of Yaamba ended in heartbreak on Friday.

A family member returned home on dusk to find his highset Queenslander burnt to the ground.

When firefighters arrived on scene, there was little left of the structure; the roof was lying on the ground.

The tight-knit community has rallied around the family.

While the cause of the fire is yet to be determined, it is not being treated as suspicious.