Police suspect children deliberately lit two CQ fires

AUTHORITIES suspect two separate grass fires at Emerald at the weekend were deliberately lit by children.

Emerald Fire Service Acting Area Commander Clive Weeks said crews were called to two fires within an hour of each other near Amber St, Emerald.

Fire crews were called to the first incident about 3.20pm on Sunday, July 12. They had it under control quickly and left the site about 3.40pm.

Mr Weeks said they received another call about 4.20pm about a fire at the same location.

While there is always the possibility of the initial fire reigniting, Mr Weeks said that likely wasn't the case, "it was definitely a separate fire".

He said they weren't major fires and were burning in the parkland along the river.

"They weren't too big but the potential is always there for it to get bigger," he said.

"But (crews) were able to keep them under control."

Police say there was no damage to any nearby properties although they are investigating the causes, with the possibility of both fires being deliberately started by children in the area.



LNP’s $7m pledge to fix dodgy Lowood to Fernvale road

Premium Content LNP’s $7m pledge to fix dodgy Lowood to Fernvale road

IF successful, tenders will be sent out within the first 100 days.

What would you ask the candidates?

What would you ask the candidates?

The countdown is on to our election debates and we are inviting you to help grill...

Knights walk finals tightrope adjusting to key losses

Premium Content Knights walk finals tightrope adjusting to key losses

Ipswich side still eyes Queensland Premier League playoffs as young guns step up to...