Arson suspected in struck oil fire

THE re-ignition of a fire at Struck Oil near Mount Morgan on Thursday is being treated as suspicious by fire authorities and police.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service Inspector Eddie Lacko said yesterday he had concerns that the fire, in an area that had been widely affected by bushfire just a couple of weeks ago, had been deliberately lit.

Crews had been diverted from the continuing operation on Mount Archer to tackle the blaze at Struck Oil.

“We have personnel out there now, at a time when resources are stretched. We are always concerned if there are people out there deliberately lighting fires,” he said.

Rockhampton Police Inspector Marcus Hill urged anyone with suspicions about arson to call Crime Stoppers.



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