Police lay arson charges, Brisbane

Police have charged a 49-year-old Brisbane man following investigations into three recent house fires in Hamilton.

Around 2.20pm today police and emergency services were called to a Nudgee Road address following reports a property was engulfed in flames.

The fire was extinguished shortly after however the abandoned property was badly damaged.

Following patrols of the area police located and arrested the 49-year-old man near the intersection of Kingsford Smith Drive and Seymour Street.

Police will allege the man was also involved in the arson of another Nudgee Road property on May 30, as well as a neighbouring property on June 1. Both of these properties were also abandoned.

He was charged with three counts of arson and is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court tomorrow (June 16).

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

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