A man and woman have been hospitalised with severe injuries and police are investigating after a home explosion overnight.
Shortly after 3.30am on Friday, the Queensland Ambulance Service was called to a home in Narangba after reports of an explosion.
Two residents, a female and a male, were found with “significant burns” and transported to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in serious conditions.
A neighbour told Today there were children inside the house at the time, but they had managed to escape safely.
The house caught fire early in the morning, with a man, woman and three young children inside . Picture: 9 NewsThe Narangba home was badly damaged. Picture: 9 News
“I heard sirens going past my house, I live just down the road,” he said.
“I opened the door, I smelt smoke and I knew something was up.
“It was pretty full on. I’m glad the kids got out safely and the parents, hopefully they’re doing well in hospital right now.”
A Queensland Police spokesperson told NCA NewsWire the address has been declared a crime scene. They said the cause of the explosion is not yet known but investigations are underway to determine what happened.
The two people were taken to hospital in a serious condition. Picture: NewsWire / Sarah Marshall
He said the heat from the blaze was “pretty intense” and he could feel it from 50m away.
He knocked on neighbouring doors to make them aware of the blaze to keep them safe.
“It was quite a confronting scene but I’m glad I could help,” he said.
QAS Medical director Stephen Rashford took the opportunity to remind people about the importance of fire safety.
“This incident serves as an important reminder of interconnected smoke alarms,” he said.
“They will save lives.”