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AustraliaMum defends boy accused of lighting devastating Sunshine Coast fire

11:55  11 september  2019
11:55  11 september  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

Alleged Qld arsonist charged

  Alleged Qld arsonist charged A man is facing a string of charges after allegedly lighting fires in north Queensland and ramming a police car, forcing officers to shoot at him. Charges have been laid against an alleged arsonist who was shot at during a dramatic arrest in Queensland's north.The 53-year-old is facing seven charges after he allegedly rammed a police car and was fired on by officers at Palm Grove in the Whitsundays region on Wednesday.A chopper pilot flying over the area had earlier spotted him lighting fires and raised the alarm, police say.

It comes as boys who allegedly lit a fire on the Gold Coast at the weekend have been caught. A Queensland man has been accused of back-burning without a permit after a fire he allegedly lit Police are also appealing for information about three suspicious fires west of the Sunshine Coast on

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The mum of one of the boys accused of starting a devastating fire on the Sunshine Coast has defended her son against online abusers.

Mum defends boy accused of lighting devastating Sunshine Coast fire © A Current Affair Police said a number of fires were deliberately lit by juveniles. It comes as community anger is rising over revelations from police that eight of the 10 deliberately-lit fires were started by juveniles.

"In some cases it's just young kids lighting a fire for fun, that fire has gotten away, and obviously impacted in some ways very badly," Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll said.

But in other cases, she said, the fires had been "purposefully" lit.

Arsonists who sparked devastating bushfires are warned they will feel the 'full force of the law' when they are caught - as a suspected fire-starter remains in hospital after he was shot at

Arsonists who sparked devastating bushfires are warned they will feel the 'full force of the law' when they are caught - as a suspected fire-starter remains in hospital after he was shot at The warning comes as a suspected arsonist was taken to hospital after he allegedly rammed a police car, forcing officers to open fire on him in Queensland's north. A helicopter pilot called police on Wednesday afternoon after spotting a man lighting a fire at Palm Grove in the Whitsundays region.

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Young boy in Sunshine Coast rescue now 'stable'. After using a radio to make a distress call, the men took turns to keep Julian afloat while clinging to debris from the Two girls are accused of starting a fire in a Sunshine Coast home this morning that killed two dogs and injured and a mother and her son.

The fires have destroyed 17 homes in Queensland, damaging more than 60 others.

Tonight, A Current Affair exclusively reaches out to the mum of the accused boy.

A Current Affair has also obtained footage of other young people lighting fires north-west of Brisbane.

Police have announced Task Force Overcross to investigate the spate of suspicious fires across the state.

Watch the full story from 7pm tonight on A Current Affair.

Total fire ban for South East Queensland with hot, windy weather forecast.
A total fire ban will come into place from midnight across much of South East Queensland with warm, dry and windy conditions forecast tomorrow. © 9News A bushfire burns at Mt Mee. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe fire danger warning for the Southeast Coast, Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts. South-westerly winds will bring a warm and dry air mass, creating severe fire conditions in the hottest part of the day. Multiple fires are already burning across the region tonight. Backburning operations are underway at Mount Mee, north of Brisbane, to contain a fire near McLean Road.

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