Arson suspected following four fires near Beerwah

November 1, 2023 8:35 am in by
(Supplied by Beerwah Rural Fire Brigade)

Four bushfires on the Sunshine Coast in recent weeks are being treated as suspicious, including a large blaze at Landsborough that forced evacuations on the weekend.

Initial police investigations indicate a fire at Beerwah on Sunday, October 29 was deliberately lit near Stokes Road around 10.30am.

Officers are investigating whether another fire in the Beerwah/Landsborough area on October 28 was also deliberately lit, near a forestry clearing on Dianella Road and Roys Road, Beewah around 1pm.

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This fire caused an emergency declaration and evacuations in the area.

Police are also looking into the cause of a grass fire that sparked up on Sattler Road in Meridan Plains on October 23.

A demountable commercial shed was destroyed by fire after an offender tried to gain entry to the business by cutting the locks to a fence, however emergency crews managed to contain the fire to that building and a small, grassed area nearby. 

And lastly, officers are treating a bushfire in Beerwah on October 21 as suspicious. It’s believed that fire started around 2pm near Roys Road.

Investigations are continuing into all the fires.

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Anyone with information is being urged to contact police.


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