Police update 2: House fire, Ayr

Update: A 65-year-old man has passed away as a result of the injuries he sustained in a house fire in Ayr on August 9.

Emergency services were called to a fire at a Home Hill Road residence at approximately 5.40am on August 9.

A 65-year-old man and 47-year-old woman were transported to Ayr Hospital in a critical condition, before being airlifted to Townsville University Hospital.

The man was then transported to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and passed away last night.

The woman passed away as a result of her injuries on August 9.

Detectives from Ayr Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), Townsville CIB and the Homicide Unit established Operation Uniform Turmeric to complete the initial investigation into the fatal house fire.

Investigators from Ethical Standards Command will complete a report for the coroner into the deaths of the 47-year-old woman and 65-year-old man.

Police attendance at the residence for a welfare check at approximately 2.15am on August 9, where all parties were spoken to by officers, will form part of the investigation.

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