Fire guts Toowoomba hotel with police treating as suspicious

Glennon House motel was extensively damaged by fire on Friday night?and only the outside frame was left standing. Photo: Caitlin Crowley – WIN News ToowoombaPolice are treating a fire that extensively damaged a Toowoomba hotel on Friday night as suspicious. It is one of three Queensland fires on Friday under investigation.
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A 20-year-old man was taken into custody at the scene of the Toowoomba fire and is assisting police with their enquiries.

About 11pm police saw smoke rising from Glennon House motel on Ruthven Street and the building was quickly engulfed by the flames.

It is understood the motel offered low budget accommodation and had recently closed down.

One local among those who saw the drama unfold said the heat from the blaze was “very strong”. Suspicious fire at Toowoomba’s accommodation for rural patients. It announced last year it had to close. @ABCNewsBrisbane pic: Alisha Smith pic.twitter南京夜网/3snENNQlw2— Isobel Roe (@isobelroe) January 6, 2017

Meanwhile, a fire at a southern Brisbane house on Friday evening is also being treated as suspicious.

The Karawatha home on Wembley Road was fully engulfed in flames about 6.15pm and witnesses have described seeing several people leaving the residence shortly before the fire started.

The scene was guarded overnight before investigations continued on Saturday and police are urging anyone who may have seen a person or vehicle outside the house at the time of the fire to contact them. Fire investigators arrive on the scene of suspicious house fire at Karawatha @9NewsBrisbane#9newspic.twitter南京夜网/r3SrcezIQz— Zara James (@Zara_James9) January 6, 2017

On Friday morning three businesses were destroyed in a blaze on Brisbane’s southside.

There were also two further fires on Friday evening, but neither required fire investigators to attend.

The first blaze broke out at a Mount Sylvia Road home in Mount Sylvia about 8.30pm.

Crews arrived to find the house well-involved and didn’t have the fire under control until just after midnight.

Another house fire broke out on the Gold Coast about 9.30pm with smoke and flames rising from the building by the time fire crews arrived.

It took firefighters under an hour to bring the flames under control on Bal Harbour at Broadbeach Waters.

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