Emergency services attend to a burning property on Thorn Street, Ipswich.
Emergency services attend to a burning property on Thorn Street, Ipswich. Claudia Baxter

Touch to aid owner of house destroyed in Thorn St fire

THE investigation into what caused the intense house fire on Thorn St this week has been handed over to Ipswich detectives.

The Queensland Fire Investigative Unit finalised its investigation yesterday.

Inspector Keith MacDonald said results from scientific analysis from the home were expected early next week.

He said the home has been handed back to its owner, Emily Morton.

The Ipswich community continues to rally around Ms Morton, with a fundraiser to be held by Ipswich touch football competition Touch Plus on July 28.

Organiser Anthony Johnstone from Touch Plus said all proceeds would go to Ms Morton and her family.

The event will be held at North Ipswich Leagues Club from 1pm.

The fundraiser includes a social touch competition with team entry of $100 to play three games.

Call Mr Johnstone on 0414 448 323 for more information.



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