Home destroyed in suspicious fire near Toowoomba
UPDATE 12.50PM: A fire which destroyed a home at Grays Gate near Millmerran is being treated as suspicious.
Police are investigating the cause of the blaze and the alleged theft of property from the Turner Rd home which was destroyed in the fire reported to authorities shortly after 9am.
Police said the home was found completely ablaze by the time firefighters arrived on scene about 9.10am.
The homeowners were away at the time, and investigations are continuing into what sparked the fire.
Police have appealed for anyone who may have seen suspicious activity near the property to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
11.15AM: Firefighters continue to battle a fire which has destroyed a two-storey home southwest of Toowoomba this morning.
Emergency services remain on scene at the Turner Rd home at Grays Gate, near Millmerran, after the fire broke out just after 9am.
Two Queensland Fire and Emergency Services units and two council water tankers are at the property which has been extensively damaged in the fire.
It is understood the property owners were not home at the time the fire broke out.
Firefighters in breathing apparatus have managed to enter into the property after initial entry was hampered due to the intense flames and difficulties in sourcing water for the firefighting effort.
10AM: Firefighters are battling to control a house fire near Millmerran, to the southwest of Toowoomba.
A number of Queensland Fire and Emergency Services units are on scene at the Turner Rd property at Grays Gate where a two-storey home is engulfed in flames.
A QFES spokeswoman said authorities received reports about 9.10am the home was well-involved in fire, and firefighters are pumping water from trucks and Toowoomba Regional Council water trucks.
Initial information is one occupant of the home is out of the structure, but it is unclear if anyone is unaccounted for at this stage.
Firefighters are yet to gain access to the property to conduct a search of the home, the spokeswoman said.