Elderly Qld couple rescued from house fire

Neighbours have saved an elderly couple after fire tore through their Brisbane home early on Monday.

Neighbours heard fire alarms going off at the Runcorn property just before 5am, with one banging on the door of the blazing home and helping the disoriented couple to safety.

The man, 74, and his wife, 73, were taken to hospital suffering smoke inhalation and police say they may have perished if not for their neighbours' bravery.