Police probe two fires – one in a garage, other at a unit
INTENSE and dangerous house fires kept emergency services on both sides of the border busy this weekend.
Tweed Police Acting Inspector Jason Dowds said at 12.25am on Saturday police were called to a Dry Dock Rd house.
A detached garage at the rear of the house was on fire - luckily the man who usually lived in the shed was out.
"No person was present at the time," Acting Insp Dowds said.
"The fire brigade promptly arrived and put it out."
Police set up a crime scene at the location and are current treating the fire as suspicious.
Tweed Heads retained firefighter Mark Lewin said two vehicles responded to the call and executed their operation with caution because it was an asbestos shed.
It was completely destroyed.
Mr Lewin said an electrical cord was spotted running from the house to the shed.
Meanwhile our northern neighbours had their hands full with a unit fire at Palm Beach on Saturday night.
About 6.20pm police were called to a house fire on Fifth Ave.
Fire-fighters put out the blaze which caused extensive structural and smoke damage to the unit.
Again lucky no one was home at the time of the fire.
The scene is being investigated and was under guard on Sunday.
If you have information about either fire please contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.