UPDATE – April 18 at 7:30am: Police are urging the public to report ‘anything remarkable’ they may have witnessed in the 24 hours leading up to a fatal house fire at Everton Park on Tuesday morning.
Three people were found dead after fire tore through a home on Pavonia St, including two women and a man.
Police have not yet identified any of the victims, but said one of the victims was a 53-year-old man who was ‘known’ to the house.
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Detective Acting Inspector Joe Zitny told the ABC the fire is being treated as suspicious.
“There was a set of circumstances that as we are investigating them there’s been one or two signs that have indicated and aroused our suspicions and we’re pursuing those lines of inquiry,” he said.
“Any people that may have noticed anything or saw something remarkable, or something out of place, or something different, in the vicinity of Pavonia Street in Everton Hills … please make contact with Crime Stoppers.”
Police and forensic officers are expected to spend several days examining the scene.
EARLIER – April 17 at 7:50am: Three people have died after fire tore through a home on Brisbane’s northside.
Neighbours reported hearing an explosion at the home on Pavonia St, Everton Park around 5.40am.
The home was completely engulfed by flames by the time fire crews arrived a short time later with neighbouring homes evacuated as a precaution.
The bodies of two women and a man were found inside the property but further details about the victims haven’t been released.
Inspector Dan Bragg confirmed a huge blast was heard coming from the home.
“It was a loud explosion, quite significant and the neighbour that heard that explosion contacted the police,” Inspector Bragg said.
“I’m told that the fire could be seen from a fair distance away and it was the flames and the smoke that actually led people to the address.”
Emergency Services remain at the scene as investigations continue into the cause of the blaze.
You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.