A firefighter injured while battling a massive factory fire south of Brisbane has died in hospital.
The blaze broke out in the early hours of Tuesday morning in an industrial zone at Slacks Creek, south of Brisbane after multiple reports of thick black smoke.
One of three firefighters rushed to hospital after the intense blaze has passed away overnight, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) confirmed on Wednesday morning.
She has been identified as Izabella Nash, a first class firefighter who joined the service in 2014.
A firefighter has died in hospital after a factory fire. Picture: Dan Peled / NCA NewsWireThick black smoke glowed red in the reflection of the blaze. Picture: Today
“It is with heavy hearts we can confirm a Fire and Rescue Service firefighter has passed away overnight following a factory fire at Slacks Creek early yesterday morning,” the QFES spokesperson said.
About 45 firefighters battled the fire for hours. Picture: Dan Peled / NCA NewsWire
A second senior firefighter, Lia Drew, remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.
“The thoughts of all QFES members are with Izzy’s and Lia’s families, friends and fellow crew members,” the spokesperson said.
A second senior firefighter is in a serious but stable condition. Picture: TodayThe fire was extinguished after about 4 hours. Picture: Today
Some of the firefighters involved in the operation had to be rescued from the blaze by their colleagues, Queensland Fire and Emergency Service Deputy Commissioner Michael Wassing told reporters.
The fire was finally extinguished at about 6am and a crime scene was declared.
Investigations into this incident are underway.
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