Brisbane fire claims the life of a boy

A deadly blaze has claimed the life of a small boy in Brisbane’s southwest.

The 11-year-old is believed to have suffered a cardiac arrest in the fire that broke out on Hilliup Street in Westlake at around 11:35pm on Monday.

The little boy’s mother was taken to hospital with burns to her face and hand and superficial burns to her feet.


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His two sisters were also transported to the Royal Brisbane suffering from smoke inhalation.

The home has been completely destroyed, while the cause is under investigation.

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