Teen girl suffers extensive burns in house fire

Two people were taken to hospital following a house fire at Laidley this morning.
Two people were taken to hospital following a house fire at Laidley this morning. Tom Threadingham

UPDATE: A 14-year-old girl has sustained serious burns after a fire engulfed a Laidley home this morning.

Emergency Services attended the house fire on Cooper Street just after 10am.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson said there were two occupants in the house at the time of the blaze.

The girl is currently in a serious condition after suffering extensive burns.

He said she was initially transported to Laidley Hospital before being airlifted to Brisbane by a Rescue 500 helicopter.

A 49-year-old woman was also taken to Ipswich General Hospital with smoke inhalation.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Lockyer and Somerset Acting Area Commander Tyson Loetzsch said crews from Laidley, Rosewood and Gatton attended the scene.

He said further investigations by the Fire and Investigation Unit and police would determine the cause and origin of the fire.

Fire crews at a house fire in Laidley.
Fire crews at a house fire in Laidley.

EARLIER: Firefighters are at the scene of a house fire in Cooper St, Laidley, in the Lockyer Valley.

The fire was reported about 10.20am.

The house was engulfed in flames by the time Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crews arrived.

There are reports a resident was at home at the time and had to be rescued from the burning house by firefighters.

They were treated at the scene by paramedics.



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