A man has been charged with two counts of attempted to murder after he allegedly tried to burn them alive by setting fire to their house in Brisbane’s south west.
Police said the 28-year-old man had a disagreement with two other men at the Durack property at around 6am before allegedly setting fire to the two storey house five hours later.
It’s alleged the 28-year-old set fire to a mattress in a downstairs bedroom of the Ronson Street house at around 11am before walking outside and waiting in the backyard, watching as the fire intensified and started to spread.
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“One of the men upstairs smelt smoke and woke up the other man and they both ran out of the house,” police said in a statement.
Police said all three men are known to each other.
Neighbours called triple zero after they too smelt the smoke.
Fire crews raced to the scene and extinguished the blaze before it consumed the entire house.
The 28-year-old man was arrested and has since been charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of endangering particular property by fire.
He is due to appear at the Richlands Magistrates Court tomorrow, May 16.