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Crime scene established as police investigate fire

SUSPICIOUS: Fire damage to a Yarroon Street property in Gladstone.
SUSPICIOUS: Fire damage to a Yarroon Street property in Gladstone. Luka Kauzlaric

UPDATE MONDAY: A good Samaritan was treated for smoke inhalation on Saturday evening after he ran into an apartment engulfed in flames.

The selfless 19-year-old man was unaware the Yarron St apartment was unoccupied at the time.

Around 10pm on August 9, emergency services were called to the scene to extinguish the blaze at the single storey brick dwelling.

Fire and emergency crews worked to control the fire, extinguishing the blaze within 20 minutes.

Circumstances surrounding the cause of the blaze remain suspicious and are under investigation by authorities.

A crime scene has been established at the west Yarroon St property.

Damage to the property was extensive, although the point of ignition remains unclear.

The 19-year-old man entered the residence believing people may have been inside sleeping.

He was transported to Gladstone Hospital for observation overnight.

He is expected to make a full recovery.

Detectives continue to investigate the cause of the blaze.

SUNDAY 9.45AM: An unoccupied unit was last night engulfed by flames, in circumstances that remain suspicious.

The Yarroon St unit was unoccupied at the time of the fire, around 10pm.

A 19-year-old man was treated for smoke inhalation after he ran into the building believing there may have been people asleep inside. 

He was taken to Gladstone Hospital.

The incident is being treated as suspicious and a crime scene has been established.

Detectives continue to investigate the cause of the blaze.

Topics:  blaze emergency fire fire and emergency services



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