One dead in house fire at Barney Point

A BODY has been found inside a house that was destroyed by fire at Barney Point, Gladstone, overnight.

Police are treating the fire as suspicious and have declared the house a crime scene.

Police and emergency services were called to the Callide Crescent home around 9.30pm, where they found the house well alight.

The house was destroyed by the blaze.

The body of the person, who is yet to be identified, was located inside the house.

All occupants of the house who were not home at the time of the fire have been accounted for.

Investigations by Gladstone detectives and forensic officers are continuing.


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Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

People in the area may be affected by smoke

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Newly planted trees stolen straight out of soil in parklands

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UPDATE: Fire sweeps through estimated 3000 hectares

UPDATE: Fire sweeps through estimated 3000 hectares

The fire is still burning, now hitting an estimated 3000 hectares

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