Cause of fire that killed grandad a mystery
POLICE are still piecing together the moments before a Townsville man was found dead in unit fire, leaving behind seven grandkids and a beloved dog who escaped the blaze.
A spokeswoman from Queensland Police Media said the exact cause of the fire at the Orchid St unit on Sunday night was unknown due to the extensive damage caused.
"There's no clear cut explanation yet," she said.
Peter Murray, 71, was found dead inside his Cranbrook unit just after midnight after neighbours woke to loud bangs from a fire engulfing his unit.
Peter's dog 'Rocky' escaped the flames.
The spokeswoman said it was also unclear where the fire started inside the unit.
Police were still investigating.