‘Is my husband alive?’
Fire victim’s first words after waking from coma
THE woman critically injured in a fire that destroyed her Gold Coast home woke from her coma this week to ask if her husband was still alive.
On regaining consciousness at Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, on Wednesday, Liane Breeze immediately asked about husband Michael, 55.
“Mick is still in his coma so hopefully he wakes up any day now,” a close friend said.
The Breezes were both badly burnt when their Worongary home went up in flames early Sunday morning. The family lost their husky dog and three pet cats.
Another family was lucky to escape serious injury after fire ripped through a Labrador property on Thursday night.
Mother-of-two Samantha Moore, 49, suffered burns to the face and hair when her Government Road duplex went up in flames about 11pm.
She, along with her two teenage sons and another boy who was staying for a sleepover, were rushed to hospital.
Ms Moore’s ex-husband Mike Moore said he was shocked to wake to the news the family’s home had been partially destroyed.
“They’re all fine. I’ve just been up the hospital,” he said yesterday.
“She’s got burns on her face, singed hair, but the boys are OK – a bit of smoke inhalation.
“They tried to ring me last night but I had my phone on the settee as I was in bed.
“I got a ring this morning from a private number and she just said that the house burnt down.
“It’s terrible … when you look at it, it looks terrible from the front.”
When firefighters arrived, the duplex was “well involved”.
It took two crews about an hour to get the blaze under control.
A Queensland Police Service spokeswoman said the damage to the property was “substantial”.
A Queensland Fire and Emergency Service team investigated the blaze yesterday.
The cause of the blaze is unconfirmed.
Mr Moore said he thought his ex-wife would recover but was told the property was not insured.
“They’re just renting … apparently the owner’s not insured,” he said.
The charred remains of Liane and Michael Breeze’s Worongary home.