Go Fund Me to honour tragic Biggenden fire duo

A Go Fund Me page has been set up for the Todd Mooney and his daughter Kirra who died in the Biggenden shed fire. PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

Family of the father and daughter who tragically died in the Biggenden shed fire have set up a Go Fund Me page.

The tragic fire took place at a Fenwicks Road property in the North Burnett’s Biggenden around 12.20pm on Tuesday, 20 December with preliminary investigations identifying human remains in the shed.

Investigators believe Biggenden’s 54-year-old Todd Mooney and his 10-year-old daughter Kirra died in the fire.

Troy Hansen is the brother of Rebecca Hansen, who is Kirra’s mother and Todd’s fiancé.

“I’m hoping to raise some funds to help my sister who unfortunately lost her partner and daughter in a devastating and fatal incident,” he said.

“We are hoping to assist the family with any outstanding costs associated with this tragedy.”

Todd and Rebecca were sadly due to marry on the 28 December, which was just eight days after the fatal fire.

“This life changing incident happened five days before Christmas and eight days before Todd was meant to marry his partner Rebecca, Kirra’s mother,” Troy said.

“Todd ran a small bakery alongside his partner Rebecca in Biggenden. They had a rural property just outside of town where they lived with their 10-year-old daughter Kirra.

“The tragic loss of two people so close to Christmas and their upcoming nuptials has taken a toll on the family.”

On 29 December detectives announced they had launched a homicide investigation into the shed fire under ‘Operation Uniform Belisama’.

During a press conference that day, Wide Bay District Detective Chief Inspector Gary Pettiford shared further details, calling for public assistance through any dashcam footage of motorists on the day.

“As a result of all the forensic investigations that have been carried out, we’ve now reached the conclusion that this hasn’t been a tragic accident,” he said.

“We believe that the fire was deliberately lit and the direct consequences of that, two people have passed away.”

Insp. Pettiford shared that the whole Biggenden township was in mourning.

“These are very community-minded, law abiding citizens and this is certainly abnormal for this town,” he said.

“To my knowledge they were very well-liked in the township.”

To donate to Todd and Kirra’s Go Fund Me page head to: https://bit.ly/3Gi7xEv


Double tragedy now a homicide: https://burnetttoday.com.au/news/2022/12/30/double-tragedy-now-a-homicide/

Biggenden Homicide: Urgent Appeal for witnesses: https://burnetttoday.com.au/south/2023/01/03/biggenden-homicide-urgent-appeal-for-witnesses/