Clayfield apartment fire leaves one fighting for life with fears residents are trapped inside

Fears residents are still inside a burning apartment where one is already dead and 10 are being treated for smoke inhalation

  • One person dead after apartment fire
  • Several residents missing raising concerns 

One person has died and several are missing after an apartment block burst into flames in the early hours of the morning. 

A blaze broke out at the complex on Bonney Avenue at Clayfield, in Brisbane’s north, around 5am on Monday.

A 55-year-old man has died while 13 others are being assessed by paramedics. 

Several people living inside the building are missing with their absence raising concerns they could be stuck inside the unit. 

Queensland Fire and Emergency services said firefighters were confronted by a massive blaze before bringing it under control at 6:30am.

Charlotte Davis, whose parents are living at the complex, said she was on the phone to her mother when the fire broke out.

‘I think they had a bit of trouble getting out. They copped a bit of smoke,’ she told Courier Mail.

Resident Anne Nioa recalled hearing the fire alarm go off around 4.45am.

‘There was a little bit of smoke but I think the main problem has been on the roof,’ she said.

‘The emergency services have done a wonderful job they were here within three or four minutes.’

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