‘Screams, 6m flames’: Woman killed in house fire
DISTRESSED neighbours say they woke to screams and flames jumping up to 6m above the roof line as a fierce fire took hold at a northeastern Brisbane house early today - killing a woman.
Emergency services were called to Lucy St in Albion just after 3.30am this morning where the front of a house was engulfed in flames.
A Queensland Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said five crews worked to extinguish the fire but the occupant - a woman - tragically died in the blaze.
A fire truck remains at the scene while investigations continue.
Neighbour Sean Kirk said he woke to the sound of screaming coming from the house.
"The flames were about five or six metres above the roofline," he said.
"One truck arrived and then another and then another, it was just chaos."
He said neighbours on the street were incredibly distressed as fire crews worked to contain the blaze and protect neighbouring properties.
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