Torquay man, 43, charged with attempted arson

DETECTIVES have charged a 43-year-old man following a fire at a residence in Torquay last night.

Initial reports indicate at about 9pm a fire started in the kitchen of a Sunset Crescent residence.

Emergency services attended the residence and extinguished the fire before it spread throughout the house.

Police conducted patrols with the assistance of the dog squad and a man was taken into custody a short time later.

No one was physically injured during the incident.

The Torquay man has been charged with attempted arson, possessing dangerous drugs and possessing utensils or pipes.

He is due to appear in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on January 14.



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