The Oakey home has been gutted.
The Oakey home has been gutted. Tara Miko

Man, 57, dies in devastating Oakey house fire

UPDATE: A 57-year-old man from Oakey has died in a devastating house fire in the close-knit town this morning.

Police Senior Sergeant Jason Hopgood said investigations were beginning into what sparked the deadly fire in the small quiet hamlet of homes on the outskirts of Oakey about 2.40am.

Neighbours made frantic calls to Triple Zero raising the alarm but the home was already well involved in flames when crews arrived on scene.

The Oakey man was the sole occupant of the home, having lived alone, and was not able to flee the house.

Snr Sgt Hopgood said a body had been recovered from what remains of the house and is believed to be that of the resident.

A formal identification process will be undertaken to confirm the man.

Scenes of Crime and fire investigators will travel to the property today in an effort to identify the cause of the blaze.

EARLIER: Police are investigating a house fire in Oakey which is believed to have claimed a life early this morning.

Multiple emergency services units were called to the King St property about 2.40am with reports the structure was engulfed in flames.

Four Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crews responded, battling for more than an hour to extinguish the fire.

Crews reported the house was "fully involved" in flames on arrival.

The Queensland Ambulance Services was put on standby at the incident but were not required to transport any patients.

Queensland Police Scenes of Crime and QFES fire investigators have returned to the property this morning.

Investigators will work to determine the cause of the fire.



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