Two bodies are pulled from a unit fire as neighbours say they heard a woman crying for help moments after her ex-partner visited her home
Two bodies have been recovered from the scene of a suspicious unit fire in Queensland‘s south-east.
Police are investigating the events leading up to the fatal blaze amid reports a man had visited his former partner at the home two weeks after she was granted a temporary protection order.
Emergency services were called to a unit engulfed inflames in the Logan suburb of Browns Plains around 4am Monday morning after neighbours heard the screams of a woman trapped.
Preliminary investigations indicate the blaze was deliberately lit.
Two bodies believed to be a woman, 49, and man, 49, were pulled from the gutted home later on Monday.
The man’s silver ute was in the car park at the property.
Acting Detective Inspector Daniel Cunningham said it could take fire investigators days and possibly up to a week to prepare a report about the cause of the blaze.
He couldn’t confirm where the man lived or reports neighbours heard an argument between the couple in the days leading up to the fire.
‘I can’t comment specifically on this particular history but in any situation involving domestic and family violence, it’s always concerning to us always, always,’ he told reporters on Monday.
He confirmed a temporary protection order was issued by Beenleigh Magistrates Court on February 9.
Police working to determine the events leading up to the fire and urge anyone with information to come forward.
More to come.