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Monday, June 24, 2024

Sunshine Coast police investigate four suspicious bushfires

Sunshine Coast detectives are investigating the cause of four suspicious bushfires in the past two weeks.

Police say their initial investigations indicate a fire at Beerwah on Sunday, October 29th was deliberately lit near Stokes Road at around 10.30am.

Further, officers are investigating whether another fire in the Beerwah/Landsborough area on October 28th was also deliberately lit near a forestry clearing on Dianella Road and Roys Road, Beewah around 1pm.

This fire caused police to issue a Public Safety Preservation Act (PSPA) later that night.

“Officers are also investigating whether a grass fire was sparked on Sattler Road in Meridan Plains earlier last week, on October 23, just before 9pm, after an offender tried to gain entry to a business by cutting the locks to a fence,” Queensland Police said in a statement.

“The building was destroyed by fire, however emergency crews managed to contain the fire to that building and a small, grassed area nearby. 

“And lastly, officers are treating a bushfire in Beerwah on October 21 as suspicious. It’s believed that fire started around 2pm near Roys Road.”

Anyone with information about these fires is being urged to contact police.

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