A fire destroyed a building in Tanawha on Monday night. Photo: Patrick Woods
A fire destroyed a building in Tanawha on Monday night. Photo: Patrick Woods

Crime scene declared after building destroyed in blaze

Police are investigating a fire which collapsed the roof of a building in a Coast street late on Monday.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesman said crews rushed to Tanawha Tourist Dr and Mannikin Rd in Tanawha after they were called to scene about 11.05pm.

A fire destroyed a building in Tanawha on Monday night. Photo: Patrick Woods
A fire destroyed a building in Tanawha on Monday night. Photo: Patrick Woods

He said the firefighters reported a "derelict" building was fully-involved in flames and the roof had collapsed shortly after.

How to activate your Courier-Mail subscription

Crews worked to extinguish hot spots in the building as they continued to flare up, but were able to get the fire under control.

The spokesman said a fire investigator had been requested and was due to arrive on scene this morning.

A fire destroyed a building in Tanawha on Monday night. Photo: Patrick Woods
A fire destroyed a building in Tanawha on Monday night. Photo: Patrick Woods

A police spokeswoman said officers declared a crime scene at the building and continued to investigate the cause of the fire.

Paramedics were called to the blaze but no injuries were reported.

More to come.


Man jailed after robbing pensioner’s home, stealing car

Premium Content Man jailed after robbing pensioner’s home, stealing car

A South Burnett burglar was jailed after forcing his way into an elderly woman’s...

PHOTOS: $62K worth of drugs seized in huge Burnett drug bust

Premium Content PHOTOS: $62K worth of drugs seized in huge Burnett drug bust

Murgon Police have extended their gratitude to the South Burnett community for...

$400m cannabis farm to create 1000 jobs

Premium Content $400m cannabis farm to create 1000 jobs

Australia’s fledgling medicinal cannabis industry is ramping up