Suspicious house fire, Emerald

Preliminary information shows Emerald fire may have been deliberately lit

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A dark-coloured Subaru Forester bearing NSW registration CK79GY was seen leaving the scene of the house fire.

A dark-coloured Subaru Forester bearing NSW registration CK79GY was seen leaving the scene of the house fire.

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A man driving a dark coloured Subaru Forester is being sought by police in connection with a fire that substantially damaged a duplex in Emerald on Tuesday night.

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Detectives are investigating a suspicious fire at an Emerald unit duplex last night.

Around 7:20pm, officers were called to the Glovar Street premises with reports of an explosion and smoke issuing from the structure.

On arrival, crews located the low set duplex building well-engulfed with damage to a second structure.

The Glovar Street address was well alight when emergency services arrived on the scene.

The Glovar Street address was well alight when emergency services arrived on the scene.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Service officers extinguished the blaze which caused substantial damage to the building.

No one was injured during the fire.

Preliminary information indicates that the fire may have been deliberately lit using an accelerant.

A man was seen running from the property shortly after the fire and is described as Caucasian, 187cm tall, proportionate build, bald head and wearing a faded maroon coloured t-shirt.

The man drove off in a dark coloured Subaru Forester bearing NSW registration CK79GY and was last seen travelling east on the Capricorn Highway.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours a day.

The story Suspicious house fire, Emerald first appeared on Queensland Country Life.

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