A crime scene has been established at an abandoned home on the Gold Coast after it was completely destroyed in a suspicious fire overnight.
Emergency crews rushed to the house on Government Road in Labrador just before 7.00pm after neighbours reported seeing thick black smoke billowing from the property.
Authorities were forced to evacuate nearby homes and shut down parts of the street over fears the blaze may spread to surrounding areas.
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It took three fire crews half an hour to have the flames under control, with the raging inferno out by 7.30pm.
A Queensland Police spokesperson confirmed the home was “fully engulfed” by the flames and completely destroyed.
The spokesperson confirmed the cause of the blaze is under investigation and that they’re treating it as “suspicious”.
— Queensland Ambulance (@QldAmbulance) December 6, 2018