Structure fire, South Mackay

Three police officers have been injured after rescuing a 60-year-old man from a fire in his South Mackay residence overnight.

Just after 10.30pm last night, police responded to the McDonald Street unit block and observed a unit fully involved in fire.

Police forced entry to the building through a window after hearing the 60-year-old man inside. The three officers rescued him from the building and immediately commenced first aid.

He was later transported to hospital with significant burns to his body.

The senior constable and two constables were also assessed for smoke inhalation suffered as a result of rescuing the man.

A crime scene has since been established with further investigations being conducted today to determine the cause of the fire.

Anyone who observed any suspicious activity around McDonald Street between 10pm and 10.30pm is encouraged to contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via 24hrs per day.

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