Youths seen fleeing from scene of fire near school

UPDATE: Police are appealing for any information after youths were seen fleeing the scene of a fire next to a school.

The grassfire on Horsman Rd beside the Warwick Christian College Slade campus is believed to have been deliberately lit at about 6.45pm Tuesday.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crews extinguished the blaze which quickly grew to about 50m x 20m.

Ergon Energy crews were called to the scene after the fire spread to a power pole.

The fire was out by 7.30pm, and police report there was no damage to the school facility.

Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers.

EARLIER: Warwick fire crews have rushed to a grassfire thought to have been intentionally lit.

Initial reports suggest a blaze that started on Horsman Rd at about 6.45 could have been lit by children.

Crews are still on scene near the Warwick Christian College Slade Campus. 

It is unknown whether property is being threatened currently.

QFES crews also extinguished a small grassfire at Natalia Ct earlier in the evening.

No one was hurt in the blaze that started at about 5.50.



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