Man set on fire in alleged Bucasia attack
POLICE have launched an investigation after an alleged arson incident which left a man with burns to his body overnight.
At 11.30pm, police responding to reports fire had engulfed a duplex property on Fisher Street, Bucasia.
A 42-year-old man, the occupant of the unit, was located nearby with burns to his upper body and facial injuries.
Initial investigations suggest the 42-year-old was set alight by a man who entered the unit, and subsequently, the fire spread to the dwelling.
The 42-year-old man was transported to Mackay Base Hospital with non-life threatening burns to his torso, arm and back.
No one else was physically injured.
A 47-year-old man, a 16-year-old boy and a female are assisting police with their inquiries.
Police have established crime scenes at the Fisher Street property, as well as at a home on Downie Avenue.
Investigations are continuing.