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A boy has died and his brother remains critical after house fire

15 November 2017 6:54 AM
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A young boy has died and his brother remains in a critical condition after a fire tore through their family home on a rural Queensland property.

The four-year-old, along with his younger brother, 3, and father, 34, were asleep when a fire broke out in their home near Dalby about 8pm on Tuesday.

They made it out of the home, suffering serious burns and were treated by emergency services when they arrived at the property half-an-hour later.

They were all airlifted to Brisbane with critical injuries, with the two boys sent to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital and their father to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

On Wednesday afternoon, a spokesman for Lady Cilento confirmed the older son had died, while his younger brother remained in a critical condition.

According to Queensland Fire and Emergency Service Dalby command Inspector Cameron Ashmore, one of the boys had 90 per cent burns to his body.

"The three of them were asleep at the time so I’d say the father’s gone in to get the boys out and that’s how he’s got the burns," he said.

"It must have been an intense fire in the bedroom for them to get those injuries."

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Source: theage.com.au

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