Detectives have charged a man with arson, trespass and using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence (domestic violence offences) following investigations into a unit fire at Eagleby yesterday.
It will be alleged shortly after 12pm the 47-year-old man entered the rear of the property and poured an accelerant onto a chair before setting fire to it.
Upon police and emergency services arrival the fire was extinguished causing damage to the unit. A woman inside at the time was able to escape without injury.
The 47-year-old Beaudesert man has been denied police bail and remanded in custody to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court tomorrow charged with domestic violence offences including arson, trespass and using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic and family violence, you should report it to police.
Support and counselling is available from the following agencies:
More information is also available from the Queensland Government Domestic and Family Violence portal.