Woman saved housemate from sickening arson attack by using a garden hose to put out the flames

The housemate of a woman allegedly set on fire by her ex-boyfriend has spoken of the moment she used a garden hose to put out the flames.

 

Sigourney Coles, 28, was asleep in her bed at her Bracken Ridge home in Queensland on Tuesday morning when Matt James Nolan allegedly doused her in petrol and set her alight.

Ms Coles' housemate Leonii Grant ran to her room when she heard screaming and helped her into the shower before calling emergency services.

Sigourney Coles, 28, was asleep in her bed at her Bracken Ridge home in Queensland on Tuesday when she was set alight. Photo: 7 News

Matt James Nolan allegedly doused her in petrol and set her alight. Photo: 7 News

"When I actually saw her on fire... It was on her face and everything," Ms Grant said.

"She was just on fire with all of her clothes and she was wearing flannelette pajamas".

Ms Grant said she used the garden hose to fight the rest of the flames in the bedroom and managed to save Ms Coles' puppy.

7 News understands Ms Coles only met Nolan a fortnight ago.

Ms Coles' housemate Leonii Grant ran to her room when she heard screaming and helped her into the shower. Photo: 7 News

Nolan fronted the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday. Photo: 7 News

The young woman suffered burns to under 10 per cent of her body and woke up from an induced coma on Wednesday night.

Nolan fronted the Brisbane Magistrates Court earlier in the day charged with attempted murder and entering a dwelling with intent.

His lawyer told the court the 27-year-old suffers from schizophrenia. He did not apply for bail and has been remanded in custody.

"When I actually saw her on fire... It was on her face and everything," Ms Grant said. Photo: 7 News

The young woman suffered burns to under 10 per cent of her body. Photo: 7 News

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