Firefighters were called to a house engulfed by flames on Klibbe Rd, Lowood around 3pm.
Firefighters were called to a house engulfed by flames on Klibbe Rd, Lowood around 3pm. 7 News

UPDATE: Man confirmed dead in tragic house fire

UPDATE: A MAN has died in a ferocious house fire west of Brisbane this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the residence on Klibbe Rd, Lowood just before 3pm.

Five rural crews and five urban crews attended, extinguishing the blaze just before 4pm.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services said the house was well alight on arrival.

Police have since confirmed the male occupant - which they previously held concerns over - had died in the blaze.

The Fire and Investigation Unit will investigate the cause.

If you or someone you know needs help contact Lifeline 13 11 44 or beyondblue 1300 224 636

- Update by Sophie Chirgwin, The Courier-Mail

 

UPDATE 5PM: Queensland Fire and Emergency Service Gatton area commander Ross Mutzelburg says crews were called in from Lowood, Brassall and Rosewood, along with several rural fire teams, to fight a suspected fatal house fire at Tarampa this afternoon.

"There was fire in the roof when they arrived on scene," Mr Mutzelburg said.

"They extinguished it but part of the roof caved in. The rest of the house is still standing."

Crews remained on scene into the evening to dampen down the area and check on hot spots.

Detectives from Ipswich's Criminal Investigation Branch and officers from the QFES Fire Investigation Unit have been called in to look for a cause.

Mr Mutzelburg says it is too early to comment on the possible cause of the fire.

"We don't know what part of the house it has started in. That is yet to be determined," he said.

EARLIER: A MAN is feared dead following a house fire at Tarampa this afternoon.

Ten urban and rural crews were called to a weatherboard home on Klibbe Rd about 2.50pm, but the house was already fully involved by the time they arrived.

The fire was not extinguished until 3.55pm and it is feared a man, thought to be aged 50, was inside.

Police from the Ipswich Criminal Investigation Branch, along with Queensland Fire and Emergency Service Fire Investigation Unit officers, have been called to investigate.


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