Neighbour helps woman escape fatal Brisbane house fire


A 72-year-old man has been found dead in a burnt-out home in Brisbane’s south, after a neighbour managed to help the other occupant escape.

Emergency services were called to a Gregory Street address in Acacia Ridge about 10pm on Thursday to find the building already engulfed in flames.

The fire damaged home in Acacia Ridge.

The fire damaged home in Acacia Ridge.Credit:Nine News

The man and a 71-year-old woman had both been home at the time.

However, their neighbour, a 56-year-old man, was able to help the woman out of the house. Both were transported to hospital with minor injuries.

The 72-year-old man was later found dead in the home.

Police have declared a crime scene while investigators work to determine what caused the blaze.

Anyone with information should contact Policelink on 13 14 44 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.