UPDATE: The man charged with burning down the Toowoomba house he was living in has been remanded incustody.

Robert Lawrence Burke, 32, who had been living at the Gaydon St residence, was not brought up from watch house when his matter was briefly mentioned before Toowoomba Magistrates Court today.

Duty solicitor Brad Skuse, for Burke, told the court his client would not be applying for bail at this time and sought a one-month adjournment.

Magistrate Bruce Schemioneck therefore remanded Burke in custody and adjourned the case for mention back in the same court on May 14.

Authorities investigate a fire that destroyed a Gaydon St home in Toowoomba overnight.
Authorities investigate a fire that destroyed a Gaydon St home in Toowoomba overnight. Bev Lacey

7AM: A man has been charged with arson after a house in Newtown, Toowoomba, was destroyed by fire last night.

The 32-year-old was living at the address.

He is due to appear in Toowoomba Magistrates Court today.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service crews were called to the blaze about 8.20pm to find the property in Gaydon St engulfed in flames.

The three units managed to extinguish the fire before it spread to neighbouring properties, but the home could not be saved.

A man has been charged with arson after fire destroyed this house in Gaydon St, Newtown.
A man has been charged with arson after fire destroyed this house in Gaydon St, Newtown.


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