Police update: Suspicious fire, Southport

Police have charged two people over a fire at a Southport barber shop that caused significant damage to multiple businesses on June 28.

It is alleged shortly before 1.30am, police and emergency services were called to the Meron Street precinct after reports the building was on fire.

The fire caused extensive damage to the business before spreading to the roof cavity of the building.

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

A 43-year-old Helensvale man has been charged with one count of arson and one count of attempted fraud. He will appear in the Southport Magistrates Court today (22 July).

A 15-year-old Helensvale girl has also been charged with one count of arson.

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.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day or call 1800 333 000.

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