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Jane Strong, a young mum, and her 22-year-old friend have died after the caravan they were sleeping in caught fire.
Emergency crews rushed to a rural property on Galvin Road in Upper Brookfield, in Brisbane’s west, at about 4.30 am on Saturday, and found the caravan engulfed in flames. Jane Strong, 26, from Rosedale, north of Bundaberg, and a 22-year-old male from Lowmead were found dead in the charred ruins. Ms. Strong’s partner Carl Weiss suffered burns to his hands, neck, and shoulders and was taken to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in stable condition.
Brisbane region duty officer Inspector Karl Hahne said Mr. Weiss’ burns suggested he either tried to escape or break in to help those inside the caravan. The burns are consistent with trying to escape the fire or potentially alert people to the fire,’ Inspector Hahne told 9News. The couple’s baby girl, who was born last year, was sleeping in a neighboring home on the property during the fire. She was found alive and unharmed. It’s understood Ms. Strong and Mr. Weiss were staying on the property ahead of the Brookfield Show.
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Jane Strong was 26 years old.
Queensland caravan fire kills a young mother
Inspector Hahne said several others were also staying on the property, which he described as a series of structures including sheds and shipping containers. ‘Several people were staying at the premises overnight and the alert was that there were two people unaccounted for,’ he said. ‘Obviously, some of them witnessed the fire so it’s been quite traumatic but we are systematically going through, speaking to those people, getting their versions to understand what occurred in the early hours of this morning.’
He added the blaze broke out in the caravan which was parked underneath a semi-permanent structure with a tin roof. The flames reduced the caravan and the surrounding shed to rubble, with firefighters able to contain the blaze before it spread to a house just meters away. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services acting superintendent Tim Bachmann said the fire was ‘coming out of all sides’ of the caravan when emergency crews arrived at the scene.
Mr. Burchmann said it was unknown if the caravan had a smoke detector, but explained the device is not a requirement for caravans. He added the devastating fire would hit the tight-knit community ‘very hard’ and encouraged neighbors to look to each other for support. ‘It’s very tragic, the circumstances surrounding this incident are going to hit the community very hard,’ Mr. Burchmann told The Courier-Mail. ‘We encourage everybody within the community to look after each other and be there and support each other.’
Police and the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services declared the property a crime scene and are investigating the cause of the fire.