Young boy arrested over deliberately lit fire in Logan

Police have arrested a 12-year-old boy over a deliberately lit fire in Logan, the latest in a string of alleged arson attacks involving children.

Police say a group of juveniles were in bushland behind the Woodridge Skate Park on Kingston Rd on Monday afternoon when one of the boys deliberately lit a fire.

The blaze spread quickly to a nearby storage facility, destroying a fence, two shipping containers and the contents inside.


Fire crews were on scene quickly to extinguish the blaze.

A 12-year-old boy from Slacks Creek has since been arrested over the blaze.

He’ll now be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act.

It comes as Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll announced the establishment of a task force to investigate suspicious fires across the State.

Queensland Police announce task force to deal with suspicious fires

Commissioner Carroll warned there could be dire consequences.

“Can I please ask parents to speak to their children. These are not usual conditions. They’re actually quite dangerous,” Commissioner Carroll said.

“Some fires have just clearly gotten away from kids thinking they’re just having fun, and as I said there has been reckless and purposeful behaviour by others.

Youths are believed to be responsible for a devastating bushfire in the Sunshine Coast that has destroyed at least one home and forced hundreds of people to flee.

Related: Police questioning juveniles over Peregian bushfire which destroyed multiple homes

Two 14-year-old girls have been arrested over a fire in bushland at Ormeau.

The blaze broke out in Bellthorpe Rd Reserve but was quickly extinguished.

The girls were found hiding in bushland and are being questioned by Police

Related: Two girls arrested over Ormeau bushfire

Three boys aged 9,10 and 11 were arrested by Police over two deliberately lit fires at Pimpama on Saturday afternoon.