Woman dies in fire in Central Queensland on weekend

THE Moura community is mourning the tragic loss of a local woman who died in a house fire on the weekend.

Emergency crews rushed to the Hamilton St address shortly after 1am Saturday, to find the house engulfed by flames.

Moura Fire Station's fire inspector Barry Maluga told The Morning Bulletin police were first on scene and tried to reach the woman inside.

"(Police) tried to make entry but flames forced them back," Mr Maluga said.

Fire crews from Moura, Theodore and Biloela were on scene and needed breathing apparatus to battle the blaze.

Mr Maluga said the woman, in her 40s, was found "showing signs of life" and was taken to Queensland Ambulance officers on scene, but passed away shortly after.

It took close to two hours for fire crews to control the blaze, which destroyed the house.

A Queensland Police spokesperson said a crime scene had been set up after the blaze, however, it was determined the fire was not suspicious.

"Police are not seeking any persons in relations to the fire," the spokesperson said.

If you or anyone you know need help, please contact Lifeline on 131114 or beyondblue on 1300224636.



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