One person killed in Yatala oil factory fire

A fierce oil factory fire has claimed the life of a man in Yatala this morning.

Emergency services rushed to the scene on Sandy Creek Road just after 8.15am following reports of an explosion.

It’s believed a truck was dumping a load of material near an open air container when a fire ignited.


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A man, believed to be aged in his late 30’s, died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the blaze.

Workplace Health and Safety will investigate the incident.

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.

PHOTO: 7 NEWS

PHOTO: 7 NEWS

It is the fifth fire in south east Queensland in just 24 hours. Yesterday a woman was rushed to hospital with severe burns to her face following a house fire at Loganholme. Two homes were also destroyed by fire at Mackenzie and Morayfield. A historic Queensland pub was also gutted  in Queensland’s Lockyer Valley.

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