THREE people have been killed in a “suspicious” house inferno in Australia – after neighbours heard a huge explosion and screams.
The bodies of two women and a man were found after the blaze broke out around 5.30am at a home inÂ Everton Hills, Brisbane.
Cops say neighbours heard a blast and haunting screams shortly before flames were seen pouring from the family house.
Six fire crews worked to extinguish the fire while the street was closed and multiple homes evacuated.
Police are investigating whether the fire was deliberately lit, a police spokesperson told reporters at the scene.
“There’s a very thorough investigation that will be conducted into this, and we hope to get to the bottom of it quite soon,'” he said.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said the victims were assessed on scene but not taken to hospital as they had already died from their injuries.
Inspector Dan Bragg confirmed the three deceased were all adults but would not confirm their identity.
âIt was a loud explosion, quite significant, and the neighbour that heard that explosion contacted the police,â he said.
âIâm told that the fire could be seen from a fair distance away and it was the flames and the smoke that actually led people to the address.â
He said one neighbour had told police that there was âsome yelling beforehandâ.
âAt this stage we do not know what happened here,â he added.
Separately overnight, police were hunting for a man suspected of torching another Brisbane house with a woman inside.
The man was seen throwing two objects at an Acacia Ridge home late on Monday afternoon which shattered a glass door, and shortly afterwards the property was engulfed in flames.
A 48-year-old woman suffered smoke inhalation in the fire, which destroyed a lower-level bedroom and caused smoke damage to an upper level.