A Mermaid Beach cafe has been destroyed and neighbouring businesses damaged during an early morning fire.
Crews rushed to the Lavarack Road building around 2am on Saturday to find the blaze well involved.
It’s believed the fire started in the cafe and spread to other businesses, causing extensive damage to the building.
No one was injured and the fire was extinguished.
Police have declared the fire suspicious and set up a crime scene with forensic officers to investigate.