Cause of jetty fire a mystery

POLICE are no closer to knowing if a fire which destroyed a jetty on Ross Creek on Tuesday was deliberately lit.

The wooden 10m by 10m structure was so badly damaged on Tuesday morning, police are treating the fire as "cause unknown" until scientific reports are completed.

At 4.15am the well-known jetty was fully engulfed when fire crews arrived.

The structure was reduced to rubble.

The jetty was a unique image on Yeppoon's Ross Creek and was used by the owners for entertaining and mooring their vessels.

It was well kept and contained a table setting, pot plants, barbecue and fridge.

The owners were unsure if the local landmark would be replaced after cleaning up the site yesterday.

Police are appealing for people to come forward if they saw anyone acting suspicious in the area.

Meanwhile, police and fire investigators are yet to determine the cause of a house fire in Emu Park on Sunday night.



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