On Tuesday temperatures in Maryborough and Hervey Bay fell to 4 degrees.
Two cars were involved in the crash at the corner of Woodstock and Pallas streets.
The Easton family needs to raise $7530 to send Curtis and his sister, fellow representative Amy, to Tahiti to realise their dream of representing their country.
She found out later that emergency service crews were initially told children were inside the home, but thankfully it was empty at the time.
Defence barrister Paul Rutledge said his client had faced a difficult childhood.
Several crews battled the blaze which has gutted much of the house
Con was a superb businessman and raised a terrific family who will carry on his legacy.
The loved local icon passed away peacefully at Baycrest Retirement Village early Saturday.
Coming from Newcastle in New South Wales, Carlie completed an arts degree before moving to the Fraser Coast. She has been with the Chronicle since 2007.