A family of seven has escaped a house fire on Brisbane's bayside overnight. Picture: Jess Millward/Twitter
A family of seven has escaped a house fire on Brisbane's bayside overnight. Picture: Jess Millward/Twitter

Family hit by second house fire in four months

A FAMILY of seven had a lucky escape last night after their Redlands home was destroyed by fire.

It is understood this is the second time in four months a home the family had been living in burnt down.

Police said the low-set house on McMillan Rd in Alexandra Hills became fully engulfed in flames about 11.30pm.

"Two adults and five children managed to self-evacuate from the property to safety, however the adults were taken to hospital for observation," police said in a statement.


Channel 9 were reporting one of the children were in a wheelchair.

Neighbours told the Today show people could be heard "screaming" for help.

"Let me out! Let me out! Help me!" one neighbour said she heard somebody screaming from the home.

A crime scene has been established while investigators work to determine the cause of the blaze.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24 hours a day.

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