A fire extensively damaged a Gordon St home in Bowen on Saturday night, June 6
A fire extensively damaged a Gordon St home in Bowen on Saturday night, June 6

Investigators label Bowen house fire ‘suspicious’

A BOWEN house fire which extensively damaged the property and was so hot it blew out windows due to the intense heat has been deemed suspicious by fire investigators.

However, police have labelled the cause of the fire as undetermined, with forensic evidence sent away for further analysis.

The damaging fire took hold of the unoccupied Gordon St house on Saturday night, June 6.

It is understood the occupant of the house was at their partner's property at the time of the fire.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said that investigators from the Fire Investigation Unit had been at the site of the blaze on Monday morning.

The investigators had since deemed the fire as suspicious and were working to assist police.

A Queensland Police Services spokeswoman said the house was secured at the time of the fire and its living quarters had sustained extensive damage.

Bowen Police senior sergeant Craig Shepherd said the cause of the fire was still undetermined, with police waiting on scientific reviews to come back.

"Unfortunately the forensic testing can take weeks to come back, but at this stage police have labelled the fire as undetermined," snr sgt Craig Shepherd said.

"It can quite often be a case that unless there is some evidence or a witness, the cause of a fire can be hidden."


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