House Fire at Pelican Waters

VIDEO: Woman dead and man seriously injured after house fire

UPDATE: A WOMAN is believed to have died in an intense house fire at Archer Crt, Pelican Waters.

A 77-year-old man was taken to Nambour General Hospital for treatment of burns and smoke inhalation while a second occupant, believed to be the man's wife, passed away as a result of the fire.

Police confirmed just before 3pm today that investigators had located human remains inside the gutted house and said no formal identification had been made and investigations into the source of the fire were continuing.

A hospital spokeswoman confirmed the man remains in intensive care at Nambour.

The inferno was tackled by 22 firefighters from six crews, directed by two senior officers.

The Daily has opted not to identify the victims at this stage, out of respect for the family.

EARLIER:  Investigators searching a house at Pelican Waters following a fire earlier this morning have discovered human remains.

A 77-year-old man was taken to hospital this morning for treatment of burns and smoke inhalation.

The house remains a crime scene with investigations into the cause of the fire continuing.

A woman involved in this morning's house fire at Pelican Waters is feared dead inside the house.

Police have reported that neighbours were active in assisting the man who suffered burns to his body this morning.

He has been transported to Brisbane for medical attention. 

INITIAL REPORTS: A vicious house fire that ripped through an Archer Court, Pelican Waters home this morning has left one man hospitalised with burns and one woman still unaccounted for.

Twenty-two fire fighters were called to battle the blaze, with North Coast Acting Inspector Kent Mayne saying the fire was well and truly alight when the first crews arrived on scene.

Fire investigators from Brisbane were believed to be on their way to the scene, as the cause of the fire was being investigated.

Updates to come throughout the day.

 



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