Police are investigating a suspected case of arson.
Police are investigating a suspected case of arson.

Police slam 'unforgivable' arson attack in small town

POLICE west of Toowoomba have slammed a suspected arson attack in a small town, calling the act "unforgivable".

Emergency crews were alerted to a small fire that started in a property on Factory St in Pittsworth last night just before 10pm.

Pittsworth Police said CCTV captured someone lighting a fire, which spread to a nearby parked car and portable toilet.

Fire crews managed to get the blaze under control about half an hour later.

The suspect is believed to have escaped via the nearby Pittsworth State High School.

Pittsworth office-in-charge Sergeant Steve Johnson said matter was particularly serious considering the severity of the current bushfire season.

"Just starting a fire right now, intentional or not, is beyond comprehension, but to do it intentionally is unforgivable," he said.

"Starting anything that may cause a fire is terrible. It carries plenty of penalties."

Police are appealing for further evidence. You can make a report via PoliceLink on 131 444 or through Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.


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