Three-year-old boy dies, mother in critical condition after Queensland house fire

Three-year-old boy dies, mother in critical condition after Queensland house fire

A toddler has died and his mother is fighting for her life in hospital, following a house fire south of Brisbane overnight.

Emergency services were called to a unit in Beenleigh late last night where they found the home alight, with a family of five inside.

A three-year-old-boy was seriously injured and died at the scene, while his mother, a woman in her 30s, is in a critical condition in hospital.

The boy’s father and two other children, a four-year-old boy and one-year-old girl are, also being treated for in hospital for minor injuries.

An investigations is now underway in to the cause of the fire.

Inspector Glen Pointing has updated the media this morning, but says he is unsure where the blaze broke out or whether there were working smoke alarms in the home.

“I haven’t got that information either at this stage but that will form part of the investigation,” he said.

Inspector Pointing said two neighbours were also injured trying to break through a window to try and save the family.

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