MP pays tribute to mum killed in house fire

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Emergency services attended the double-fatal house fire on Sunday night. Picture: NewsWire / Glenn Campbell

An elderly woman and her son have died in a house fire near Brisbane.

Queensland Deputy Premier and Treasurer Cameron Dick said he knew the “wonderful” mother well and remembered her as funny and energetic.

Emergency services were called to a home in the suburb of Woodridge about 6pm on Sunday.

Inside the home police found the bodies of a woman in her 80s and the woman’s son, aged in his 60s.

It is understood both mother and son had health issues.

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The house was engulfed by fire when emergency services arrived. Picture: NewsWire / Glenn Campbell

Mr Dick laid flowers at the home on Monday morning.

“She was a wonderful person. She had become very unwell in her later years,” he said.

“She’d been very helpful to me as a local member of parliament and very supportive of me personally.

“It’s just a terrible, terrible blow to our community that you had a son caring for (his) mother and that they would both lose their lives in these terrible circumstances … it’s just awful, it’s heartbreaking,” Mr Dick said.

“I didn’t know the son very well but I knew his mum and I knew how kind she was … she had a great sense of humour, very energetic person but her health declined in recent years.”

Queensland Deputy Premier Cameron Dick laid flowers at the home on Monday morning. Photo: NewsWire / Dan Peled

“It’s terrible circumstances, we believe they maybe have some form of disability,” Acting Inspector Mark Procter told media at the scene.

“We also have our detectives working on the cause of the fire … we’re not treating it suspicious.”

On Monday morning, police and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services were unable to confirm the exact ages of the man and woman.

The mother and son lived in the house on Cypress St, about 25km south of Brisbane.

Firefighters arrived about 6.15pm to find the home engulfed with fire.

The blaze was under control about 15 minutes later.

Anyone with information about the fire is urged to contact police.