Pregnant woman burned in Logan caravan blaze

Pregnant woman, 20, is fighting for life after being badly burned along with a young man when their caravan went up in flames

  • A caravan burst into flames at the rear of a home south of Brisbane, Queensland
  • A 35-week-pregnant woman and a man were resuscitated at the scene
  • The woman, 20, and man, 22, are in hospital being treated for severe burns  
  • Police believe an electric scooter sparked the blaze while it was charging

A heavily pregnant woman is one of two people in critical condition after a caravan burst into flames in the middle of the night.  

The blaze took hold just after 11pm on Monday in the backyard on Wilbur Street in Logan Central, south of Brisbane.

The woman, who is 35 weeks pregnant, and a 22-year-old man needed significant resuscitation at the scene.

Both the woman and man were rushed to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital with severe burns. 

A heavily pregnant woman and a man are in critical condition in hospital after their caravan caught fire in the backyard of their home just south of Brisbane, Queensland.

Long-term neighbour Dennis Birt said he was woken up by screams for help after the caravan caught fire.

‘By the time I went to my back door I could feel the heat from their caravan which was on fire,’ he told The Courier Mail.

‘I came out here and heard someone screaming “help me, help me, help me”.’

Wearing nothing but her underwear, the 20-year-old woman ran across the road and alerted neighbours to the fire at the back of the home.

Paramedic units and emergency services were dispatched to the house to find the caravan engulfed in flames.

Emergency crews extinguished the blaze in four minutes ensuring the fire did not spread any further.

A crime scene was established and an investigation into the cause of the fire is underway. Police say the cause of the fire is unclear but are looking into whether an electric scooter sparked the blaze

A crime scene was established and an investigation into the cause of the fire is underway. Police say the cause of the fire is unclear but are looking into whether an electric scooter sparked the blaze

Police established a crime scene and are investigating the cause of the fire. It is unclear what sparked the fire however, they are looking into whether an electric scooter was the source. 

Mr Birt said that crime is rampant in the neighbourhood but does not believe the fire was purposely lit.

‘I just hope the woman and the man are alright, I hope they get better because that was my main concern,’ he said. 

The two patients are in hospital undergoing life-saving treatment for their extensive burns. 

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