Police at the scene of the fatal house fire in Caboolture. Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily
Police at the scene of the fatal house fire in Caboolture. Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily Warren Lynam

Police say arson unlikely in Caboolture fatal fire

POLICE say initial investigations into a house fire which claimed the life of a man at Caboolture indicate the blaze was not deliberately lit.

Firefighters are investigating what may have caused the fire which gutted the Rhoda St home on Sunday morning.

Police are taking a lead role in the house fire investigation after a 42-year-old man's body was found in the charred and blackened home.

A Police Media spokesman said while the cause of the fire was still undetermined, there was nothing at this stage to indicate arson.

Emergency services were called to the home at 5.38am Sunday and found it well alight.

The blaze was brought under control by two fire crews by 8.30am, when the man's body was then found.

Neighbours said they did not hear or smell the fire, but woke to fire crews arriving at the house.

Senior Sergeant Alison Jewell said two people were thought to occupy the house.

Police had not released the deceased man's name last night.