A severe house fire was lit in Burpengary with woman inside

House fire in Burpengary Photo Brad Penfold / Caboolture News
House fire in Burpengary Photo Brad Penfold / Caboolture News Brad Penfold

UPDATE: A MAN has allegedly set fire to a house in Burpengary with his sister inside.   

The woman in her twenties escaped unharmed and called the police at about 2.20pm today. 

Burpengary police sergeant Mark Spencer said the fire was a result of a domestic violence incident between a brother and sister the night before.   

He said the sister called police this morning and they charged her brother with breaching his domestic violence order and wilfully damaging the property. 

"He was taken to Caboolture watch house and was given bail then at about 2.20pm this afternoon, he came back to the house against his bail conditions," he said   

After allegedly forcing entry inside, he set fire to the house. 

After police chased him, he allegedly revealed a 30cm hunting knife and police tasered him once in the chest and stomach.

"He has now been arrested and is being held in Caboolture watch house," Srgnt Spencer said. 

Five fire crews attended the structural blaze which produced so much smoke, the crews had to wear breathing apparatuses.   

Burpengary Queensland Fire and Rescue Burpengary station officer Scott Marles said no one was hurt in the fire but the damage was extensive.   

"When we arrived, there was no one on site, we could see large volumes of smoke and you could see one corner of the structure well involved in the fire," he said.  

"Then we got some fire fighters in breathing apparatuses with a hose and they went around the side to make an internal attack against the fire."  

The fire fighters worked at stopping the blaze as some parts of the roof collapsed.   

"There was an element of danger in there," Mr Marles said.   

The incident is currently being investigated by Caboolture CIB.   


UPDATE: A man has allegedly set fire to a house in Burpengary with his sister inside.

After an incident at the house last night the man was released from the Caboolture watch house this morning.

He allegedly returned to the house and forced entry prior to setting the house on fire.

The woman escaped and police apprehended the offender nearby after he resisted arrest.


A HOUSE in Burpengary has been destroyed by fire. 

Five fire crews have been fighting the structural fire at a Steamview Court residence. 

The fire fighters have had to wear breathing apparatuses while doing both  internal and external attacks. 

While the fire is still continuing, it is under control and an investigation unit has been called.

More details to come.


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