UPDATE: POLICE are investigating two suspicious fires that happened in Ipswich overnight.

Officers are this morning on scene at a house fire on Tarcoola St at East Ipswich.

The house, which is understood to be vacant, burned down at about 10pm.

It comes after a vehicle was set alight at Springfield Lakes just before 8pm.

House fire on Tarcoola Street in East Ipswich on Tuesday night.
House fire on Tarcoola Street in East Ipswich on Tuesday night. Rob Williams

Emergency services were called to Morialta St but the fire was under control by 8.15pm.

A Queensland Police spokesperson said the car was believed to be stolen.

Police investigations into both fires are continuing.
 

INITIAL: Police are investigating after a suspicious fire at house in East Ipswich overnight.

Emergency services were called to the address on Tarcoola Street just before 10pm following reports of a fire.

Preliminary investigations indicate the house was unoccupied at the time of the blaze.

Police have established a crime scene and investigators will return to the scene later today.

Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area around Tarcoola Street shortly before 10pm is urged to contact police.

If you have information for police, phone Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

News Corp Australia


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