This incident is believed to have prompted the changes in the smoke alarms laws across the state of Queensland.
Changes to Queensland’s smoke alarm laws are still being phased in, a decade on from the Slacks Creek house fire that claimed 11 lives. Today marks the 10-year anniversary of the tragedy, which is believed to be Australia’s worst house fire. Three women, four teenagers and four children under the age of 10 from two families were killed when flames engulfed a two-storey home on Wagensveldt Street shortly after midnight in August 2011. Three men survived the inferno, escaping in the confusion. The incident prompted major changes to Queensland’s smoke alarm laws, which are still being rolled out.
Source – ABC News