Police treating fire as suspicious, Southport

Detectives investigating a suspicious fire at a Southport barber shop this morning are appealing for assistance to find those responsible.

Shortly before 1.30am, police and emergency services were called the Merton Street businesses after reports the building was on fire.

The fire caused extensive damage to the business before spreading to the roof cavity and several adjoining premises.

At least three separate businesses have been impacted by fire, smoke and water damage.

Anyone with dash cam footage or information about the incident is urged to contact police.

Investigations continue.

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.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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