Date set for coronial inquest into Australia’s worst house fire

Slacks Creek House Fire

HORRIFIC SCENES: 11 people were killed when a midnight blaze tore through this home in Slacks Creek in 2011. IMAGE: The Courier Mail

A CORONIAL inquest into Australia’s worst house fire which killed almost a dozen members of two families just north of the Gold Coast three years ago has been set down for August.

Eleven members of two pacific islander families died when the midnight blaze ripped through the Slacks Creek home in August 2011.


Four teenagers and four children aged under 10 were among those killed – the majority asleep at the time.

Three other people managed to escape.

The inquest will look at the cost of smoke alarms and whether they should be installed each time a house is bought in Queensland.

The inquest has been set down for August 18 to 29.