Qld teen charged following investigation into 100 suspicious fires

A 19-year-old man has been charged following investigations into 100 suspicious fires in the Capricornia region this year.

Police allege that beginning in May, a number of fires were deliberately lit in the areas of Alton Downs, Gracemere and Mount Morgan.

Following investigations, officers  executed a search warrant on a property in Mount Morgan on Wednesday.


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A 19-year-old Mount Morgan man was charged with seven counts of setting fire to crops or growing plants.

He is due to appear in Rockhampton Magistrates Court on August 27.

Investigations are continuing.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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