A homicide investigation has been launched after a woman was found streets away from a house fire before dying at the scene.
The woman was found with critical injuries on a Brimstone Court at Kallangur, in Brisbane’s north, at 7pm on Saturday.
Emergency services had been called moments earlier to a house fire after a property burst into flames on nearby Frances Court.
The woman was declared dead shortly after she was found with critical injuries while a man was found nearby with serious burns and rushed to hospital.
Police have commenced a homicide investigation after a woman was found critically injured near a house fire
The man is assisting police with their inquiries.
Moreton Police district detective inspector David Harbison said there was no danger to the public.
‘This matter is very much in its infancy,’ he said.
‘It’s not appropriate to release any further details at this point, the investigation is unfolding as we speak.’
Fire crews arrived to find smoke billowing out of the front room of a property.
They were able to bring the blaze under control by 8pm with part of the property’s ceiling collapsing.
A neighbour told the Courier Mail that it had been a chaotic scene.
‘We were just inside and heard all the sirens,’ Amber Joslin said.
A man who was found near the scene of the blaze was rushed to hospital with serious burns
She said the man who was taken to hospital was found on her street.
‘Thank god the kids aren’t home tonight,’ she said.
‘We are pretty freaked out.’
Police urge anyone who may have seen anything in the area at the time of the incident, or who may have relevant dashcam/CCTV footage to contact them.