Tweed Daily News

Arson suspected at Tweed unit

AN empty Tweed Heads West unit erupted in flames on Sunday night in what is believed to have been a deliberately lit fire.

Investigations by crime scene analysts and fire investigators at the unit were continuing yesterday into the suspicious blaze.

According to Sergeant Rob Taylor of Tweed Heads Police, the fire started at 10pm.

Fire crews put out the blaze, which started in one of the bed- rooms.

“There is extensive damage in the room and smoke and heat damage throughout the unit,” Sgt Taylor said.

Senior firefighter Brad Kilduff said the minor fire was contained to the bedroom.

Firefighters arrived with two pumps to extinguish the blaze.

Mr Kilduff said the unit was searched on arrival.

“No persons were evacuated and no-one was injured,” Mr Kilduff said.

He urged people to install fire alarms in their homes to ensure safety.

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