- Investigators remain at the scene of a deadly fire that claimed the life of 34-year-old Wayne Godinet and his five children.
- Detective Superintendent Andrew Massingham said some elements of the incident “require closer scrutiny”.
- The small Russell Island community has been hard hit by the tragedy.
The family’s 28-year-old mother, Samantha Stephenson, survived the inferno by escaping when the two-storey home was engulfed in flames about 6am on Sunday.
“No determination has been made at this stage as to whether this fire is suspicious or not,” he told reporters on Monday.
Three people were taken to hospitals on the mainland for treatment, including Ms Stephenson.
Local authorities are setting up a fundraising account through the local registered charitable trust, The Redland Foundation.
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/police-keeping-an-open-mind-after-five-boys-and-their-father-killed-in-queensland-house-fire/oiwsec0eh Police keeping an ‘open mind’ after five boys and their father killed in Queensland house fire