What started as a quiet Wednesday morning will forever be carved into the minds of the residents of Raven Street.
Neighbors ran from their homes on the street in Camp Hill, Brisbane shortly before 8:30 am, while a white car with five people – including three children – went up in flames.
Three children under the age of 10 and a man were killed in horrific circumstances, while a woman was left behind for her life.
A loud bang had warned homeowners about the horror that was going on outside.
Then a woman heard the screaming “he poured gas on me” before she threw herself out of the car and onto the grass.
Residents ran desperately to save the others who were imprisoned inside, while the woman who wore an activewear was sprayed on the lawn.
A loud bang had warned homeowners on the street, full of families and the elderly, of the horror that was unfolding
Police, fire brigade and paramedics swarmed Raven St, in Camp Hill, in the southeast of the city, after a white car with five people on fire
What started as a quiet Wednesday morning will forever be carved into the minds of the residents of Raven Street
“The next minute, about four other explosions. Apparently there are young children in the car, “the neighbor said The Australian.
“By that time you could not get close to the vehicle, unless you were wearing a good suit, you were simply no longer hopeful.
“Some young merchant boys on the road, they came (with) some wood or something to make the vehicle stop further because it actually rolled down the road from here to there.”
Another resident told Daily Mail Australia that he saw a first-aid worker fighting back tears after he discovered the children in the car.
“Babies in the car,” he said.
The neighbor said he thought he heard a smoke alarm go off at around 8.30 am and was increasingly worried about continuing.
“I thought it might be a mill or something … then (after three or four minutes) I saw the smoke coming and people started making noises.
“It was quite confronting for all involved, extremely confronting for the residents.”
A woman who was in bed at the time said she was shocked by the sound of an explosion.
“I was in bed and I heard a loud bang, the house was shaking a bit as if something hit my roof.”
Another resident said she heard shouts coming from the street and ran to help.
The police attend the scene of a car fire in which several people died, including children in Brisbane
Raven Street, in the south of Brisbane, is in a quiet neighborhood full of many families and the elderly
“I had people working in my house and we could hear screams and call for help,” he said The courier mail.
“The flames were huge, absolutely insane. We had to take a step back because the firefighters rushed in.
‘I am so sad, so very, very sad to hear that they are children. I just wonder who they are and why they were there. It is a very emotional time for our neighborhood. “
The car was covered with an orange sheet while the police knocked through the door on Wednesday
Wendy Antoniou, who lives in different houses, said: “I thought something had landed on my roof, it was like BANG – I could feel the vibration.”
“I came by the side window – well, I almost died bloody. The fire department was everywhere, the ambulance was everywhere.
“I could only see the smoke. I didn’t know if it was a house on fire or something. Apparently this car exploded.
“First of all I couldn’t even see the flames – then I could see all these flames high in the sky!”
A view from the street where three children and a man died on Wednesday
“It’s such a quiet street.”
“I asked the police to give him a welfare check.”
Detective inspector Mark Thompson said the police were still trying to work together what had happened.
‘How the fire actually started has not been determined at this time. For us, it is not a suicide or an accident at the moment. “
The white car was reduced to a smoldering wreck