Man, 20, charged with arson after Scarness unit fire

Police and fire crews attended a unit fire in East St Scarness on Wednesday night.
Police and fire crews attended a unit fire in East St Scarness on Wednesday night. Hayden Johnson

UPDATE: Marcus James Allan has been remanded in custody after appearing before Magistrate Stephen Guttridge in a Hervey Bay court.

Allan sat in the dock of the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on Thursday, charged with one count of arson after a unit fire in Scarness on Wednesday night.

No bail application was made and Allan will again appear on May 26.

EARLIER: Police have charged a 20-year-old man after an investigation into a unit fire at Scarness, on Wednesday night.

About 9.10pm, police were called to a unit well alight on East St.

Police said the fire was extinguished, but the unit had extensive damage.

No one was injured.

The 20-year-old local man was charged with one count of arson and will appear in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on Thursday morning.

Anyone with information that could assist police should phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Topics:  arson, court, fire, firefighters, police

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