Suspicious fires investigations

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Deliberately lit fires can lead to the loss of life, property and puts lives in danger.

Police across Moreton are investigating a number of vegetation fires that appear to have been deliberately lit over the weekend.

A group of youths were allegedly seen to light a grass fire underneath a tree in the Scarborough Pirate Park.

The alleged offenders were seen leaving on foot and on bicycles shortly after the fire was lit.

A large box of matches were located at the scene. The fire was extinguished prior to police arrival.

A similar offence occurred in the swamp area on Government Street, Deception Bay.

The fire was suppressed by council response teams who had attended to a number of other fires during the day.

The fire was contained to approximately one hectare of vegetation.

A group of youths were again seen in the area at the time.

On August 23 at about 4.30pm, persons have entered the rear yard of an address on Deception Bay Road and set fire to a pile of vegetation rubbish.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) crews attended and extinguished the fire which was contained to the rubbish.

The resident stated that they had heard voices in the yard prior to seeing the fire.

Police would like to remind the community to report suspicious behaviour.

If you have any information that may assist police in these investigations please make a report to Policelink and quote the below report number.

On Tuesday, August 25, we also saw a vegetation fire at Delaneys Creek between Paulus Road and Mervyn Cavanagh Court, adjacent to Delaney Creek Road.

There were no structures under threat however there was a great deal of smoke in the area.