Burnt man in suspicious house fire flown for Brisbane care

A CLERMONT man received horrific burns to his body in a house fire police have labelled as "suspicious".

This was one of two destructive fires Mackay District emergency services attended within 12 hours.

The man, in his 50s, was flown from Clermont Hospital at 1.30am yesterday to the Royal Brisbane and Women's burns unit with extensive burns to his body.

A Queensland Health spokeswoman said the man was transported in a stable condition.

The Mimosa St home was well alight when two Clermont fire crews attended about 9pm on Thursday night and was brought under control by 9.21pm.

Mackay District Police District Duty Officer Senior Sergeant Mark Sweetnam said the man had severe burns to his body and was out the front of the home, which had been gutted by the fire, when police arrived.

The incident is being investigated by Moranbah CIB and forensic officers.

Early yesterday morning Mackay firefighters were called to a fire at Glenella business Polymac Australia Pty Ltd in Fursden St.

Four crews responded to the triple 0 call at 5.23am and arrived to find the warehouse well involved by flames.

There was significant structural damage to the building, including a partial collapse, and work had to be done to increase the integrity of the building so Scenes of Crime and fire investigators could enter today. Police are standing guard until the investigations are done.



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