An 11-year-old sandcastle condoran was killed in a Queensland fire, state and federal authorities have said.

Key points:The Sandcastle Condor was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital after it was caught on fire on Friday, September 20, 2017The fire has now been extinguishedThe condor’s owner said he was “a great boy” and had been a member of the sandcastle club since he was fiveSource: Queensland Fire ServiceIt happened at the Sandcastle Club, in the suburb of Caulfield.

The fire brigade were called to the property shortly after 1:00am (AEDT), Queensland Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman Jenny Brown said.

“They found the dog outside in a blaze,” she said.

She said it was not known whether the condor had died in the blaze or if the fire was deliberately set.

The Condor’s owners said they were “a wonderful boy” who “always knew his place”.

“The Condors owner was a very happy boy and he is a great boy, he had his own club, he loved to build,” the dog’s owner, Paul, said.

The club was also home to a “very young family” and “he has a dog as well” who was “very good at going out”.

“He had a dog in his car when he was out for a walk, he was a great big dog,” Paul said.

He said the dog had not died.

“It’s a great dog, he has got a great personality,” he said.

Paul said he and his wife had not heard from their dog since the fire, and had no idea why it was on fire.

“I don’t know what’s going on, I just know we’re a little bit of a sad sack,” he told ABC Brisbane.

“We are very happy, we love him.”

The Condour was taken into quarantine, Queensland Fire Services spokeswoman Jenny Smith said.

There were no reports of injuries.

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