One of the two buses owned by a Bowen accommodation business that was badly damaged by fire. Contributed
One of the two buses owned by a Bowen accommodation business that was badly damaged by fire. Contributed Contributed

Multiple suspicious fires hit Bowen

POLICE are investigating a series of suspicious fires that occurred in Bowen overnight.

About 10.40pm, police were called to a Powell Street address to find one building well alight.

The unoccupied house was completely destroyed as result of the blaze, and a neighbouring property sustained minor damage.

About 11pm, police were called to reports of two vehicles on fire at an accommodation business in Herbert Street.

As a result two mini buses have been extensively damaged, and no one has been injured as a result of the incidents.

A nearby property sustained minor damage.

Police have conducted forensic examinations at the scene of the fires as investigations into the cause of the fires continue.

Anyone who may have seen any suspicious behaviour around the time of the fires is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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