Police appeal after Ashmore house, car destroyed in ‘suspicious’ blaze

LATEST @ 15 January, 6.30 AM | POLICE investigating a suspicious house fire at Ashmore where obscene graffiti was found spray painted on a back wall are appealing for help from the public.

The blaze erupted at a house on the corner of Baleh Street and Mingaletta Drive in Ashmore just after 8.00am on Monday.

The resident of the home, a 46-year-old man, was not home at the time however soon returned to find all of his belongings destroyed after receiving a number of calls and messages from worried neighbours.


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Officers say initial investigations “suggest that a person has forced entry to the man’s utility before reversing it against the right side of the building and igniting the rear of the vehicle.”

The fire then quickly spread to the nearby house, causing significant damage to its interior and destroying the vehicle, along with a jet-ski.

It’s believed a boat was also stolen from the property around the time of the blaze, with police appealing for anyone who may have seen a vehicle driving in the area between 7.00am and 8.00am towing a tinnie on a boat trailer with QLD registration BV4987 to come forward.

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Upon inspection of the home, the words “this is for f—ing my wife” were found spray painted on a wall outside.

Investigations are continuing.

EARLIER @ January 14, 11.45 AM | POLICE are treating a fire which destroyed a house and ute on the Gold Coast this morning as suspicious.

The blaze erupted at a property on the corner of Baleh Street and Mingaletta Drive in Ashmore just after 8.00am.

Police say initial investigations suggest that a person has “forced entry to the man’s utility before reversing it against the right side of the building and igniting the rear of the vehicle.”

The fire then quickly spread to the nearby home, causing significant damage to its interior and destroying the vehicle.

The resident of the property, a 46-year-old man, was not home at the time.

A boat, trailer and possibly a moped are also believed to have been stolen from the residence.

Investigations are ongoing.

EARLIER @ 9.00 AM | FIRE crews are currently on scene of a ferocious house and car fire on the Gold Coast.

The blaze erupted at a property on the corner of Baleh Street and Mingaletta Drive in Ashmore just after 8.00am.

Four Queensland Fire and Rescue crews are working to extinguish the flames, with a spokesperson confirming the property was “well involved” when fire crews arrived.

One person was assessed by Queensland Ambulance for minor smoke inhalation and treated at the scene, but did not require transport to hospital.

A Queensland Ambulance crew remains on standby for firefighters.

More to come.

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