UPDATE @ 08:21 25 NOVEMBER:
A man in his 50s was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital suffering smoke inhalation, after a fire in Southport spread to a shed on Little Norman Street just before midnight.
EARLIER @ 06:29 25 NOVEMBER:
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Police are looking into the cause of a suspicious fire at Southport overnight.
Just after midnight police patrolling High Street observed a fire in a carport.
The fire was extinguished soon after, and four vehicles parked in the carport were destroyed as well as minor damage to the adjoining buildings.
A crime scene has been declared with investigations expected to continue at the site today.
Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area at the time of the fire is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit the website.