Two people have been found dead in the smouldering ruins of their house after it went up in blaze

Two people are found dead in the smouldering ruins of their home after it suspiciously went up in flames

  • Two bodies have been found following a house fire near Ipswich, Queensland 
  • Fire crews attended and found the house ablaze about 1am on Sunday morning 
  • Police said they are treating the fire as suspicious with an investigation ongoing 

Two people have died in a suspicious house fire in Queensland with their charred bodies found in the smouldering ruins.

Emergency services were called to Hannant Street in Collingwood Park east of Ipswich about 1am on Sunday and found the house engulfed in flames. 

After the fire was brought under control, the two bodies were discovered in the debris and are believed to be its residents – a man and woman aged 73 and 68.

Fire crews were called to Hannant Street in Collingwood Park (pictured) near Ipswich about 1am on Sunday 

Queensland Ambulance Service confirmed no-one else was injured in the blaze. 

The fire is being treated as suspicious and a crime scene has been established as police investigate the circumstances.  

Though there is no history of domestic violence, police said the pair’s relationship would be a focus of the investigation. 

Police Detective Acting Inspector Heath McQueen said the two people were found on the lower level of the house.

Detectives are not looking for a third party but are canvassing the area for information and CCTV footage. 

Inspector McQueen said several days of forensic investigation would be needed to determine the cause of fire and deaths.

Noone else was injured in the blaze and police and firefighters are investigating (file image) 

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