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String of house fires sparks warning from authorities

Five separate house fires in just one week in Queensland have prompted warnings from authorities to be vigilant with household appliances.

Jun 19, 2024, updated Jun 19, 2024
A string of blazes has prompted Queensland Fire and Emergency Service to remind residents that cooler weather leads to a spike in house fires. (AAP Image/Patrick Hamilton)

A string of blazes has prompted Queensland Fire and Emergency Service to remind residents that cooler weather leads to a spike in house fires. (AAP Image/Patrick Hamilton)

Three people have died in the Sunshine State in the last seven days in house fires, including a woman in her 80s and her son in his 60s on Sunday.

The string of blazes has prompted Queensland Fire and Emergency Service to remind residents that cooler weather leads to a spike in house fires.

Mark Halverson from the fire service said residents should check their smoke alarms are working correctly and remain vigilant around appliances in their homes.

“People need to be fully aware that what may appear to be a small insignificant fire has the potential to develop into an uncontrolled life-threatening fire in just a couple of minutes,” he told the ABC.

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“People do need to be vigilant and act upon seeing or having any indication that a fire may have occurred.”

Overnight, a woman in her 20s and two children were treated for smoke inhalation following a house fire in Mooloolaba.

On Monday, a 99-year-old woman died following a house fire on the Gold Coast, which came a day after Sunday’s blaze that killed an elderly mother and her son in Woodridge, south of Brisbane.

Last week a 33-year-old man died and a woman was seriously injured in a blaze in the Brisbane suburb of Albion.

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