'We believe there may have been human intervention'
FLAMES that engulfed the back patio of a Warwick house may have been deliberately lit.
Emergency services were called to the scene on Myrtle Ave at 9.28pm yesterday after neighbours reported the house was on fire.
Warwick Detective Sergeant Darren Tamblyn said the blaze was being treated as suspicious.
"There doesn't seem to be any ignition sources so at this stage we believe there may have been some human intervention,” Det Sgt Tamblyn said.
The house had recently become untenanted and was vacant at the time of the blaze.
Det Sgt Tambyln said some furniture outside the home, the patio and belongings left inside from previous tenants were damaged.
Three fire crews from Warwick were called to the scene. They gained entry to the house and managed to contain the blaze to the rear of the building, preventing damage to the rest of the premises.
The fire was brought under control at 9.59pm.
Fire investigators and police assessed the scene yesterday.
Police are currently analysing forensic evidence but the investigations are continuing.
Police urge anyone with information about the fire to phone Crime Stoppers on 1300333000.