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Investigations Arise Following Suspicious House Fire

Police are undergoing investigations following a suspicious house fire in Mackay.
In the early hours of June 9th, emergency services responded to distressing reports of a house fire as flames engulfed a property on Goldsmith Street.
The incident was attended to by local authorities just after 2.30am, where they arrived to find a 33-year-old man injured but with non-life-threatening burns.
The man was then transported to Mackay Base Hospital for medical treatment.
Residents who live near the property shared their account of the fire on Facebook, saying they believed the house to be unoccupied presently, however it was thought that homeless people had been squatting inside the house when the fire erupted, resulting in one man becoming seriously injured.
Police have since declared the site a crime scene and investigations remain ongoing.
Authorities appeal to witnesses or anyone possessing information to come forward and contact the police immediately.

Investigations remain ongoing after a house was set alight on Goldsmith Street, 9th June in the early hours of the morning, the cause remains unknown. Photo Credit: Hannah McNamara

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