Arson charge in Middle Ridge, QLD

A man has been charged with arson following a house fire in Middle Ridge this afternoon, Queensland Police say.

Around 2.30pm, police and emergency services attended the Banksdale Drive home to find it well alight.

After it was extinguished, initial investigations revealed the fire to be suspicious and a crime scene was declared.

The home was extensively damaged by the fire.

A 19-year-old male occupant of the home was subsequently arrested and charged with arson.

He will appear in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court tomorrow.

No one was injured as a result of the fire.

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