Four rushed to hospital - including two with burns - as blaze tears through Kingsley home after explosion

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An explosion at a property in Kingsley has left a home with extensive damage.
Camera IconAn explosion at a property in Kingsley has left a home with extensive damage. Credit: Justin Benson-Cooper/The West Australian

Four people have been taken to hospital after a fire ripped through a home in Perth’s north this afternoon.

The blaze engulfed part of a Kingsley home on Dollis Way just after 12.30pm following an “explosion” that caused approximately $200,000 damage.

One woman, aged in her early 40s, sustained multiple burns and was taken on priority to Fiona Stanley Hospital’s burns unit.

Another woman, in her late 30s, sustained “localised burns” and was taken by St John Ambulance to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

A man, aged in his early 30s, and a woman, aged in her 80s, suffered smoke inhalation from the fire and were taken to Joondalup Health Campus for further treatment.

Police have not deemed the fire as suspicious and will not be investigating further.
Camera IconPolice have not deemed the fire as suspicious and will not be investigating further. Credit: Justin Benson-Cooper/The West Australian

The blaze was under control by 1.16pm, thanks to Fire and Rescue crews from Wangara, Osborne Park, Duncraig and Malaga.

Police have not deemed the fire as suspicious and will not be investigating further. Officers, however, were at the scene to help direct traffic in the area.

A DFES fire investigation officer was on site a short time later and is expected to report on the possible cause of the blaze later this evening.

The fire comes after a home was completely destroyed in the Rockingham suburb of Golden Bay overnight, one of the many casualties of the last night’s powerful storm that ravaged the lower half of WA.

The trail of destruction left fences destroyed, massive trees uprooted, debris strewn across yards, roads and homes.

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