A car was found alight on Whiting Street Toolooa on December 10.
A car was found alight on Whiting Street Toolooa on December 10. liana walker

Police to investigate 'intentional' car fire

UPDATE 3.15pm: 

A CAR found "well alight" in Toolooa early Tuesday morning appeared to be purposefully lit according to Gladstone Police.

Child Protection and Investigations Unit Acting Senior Sergeant Owen Stuttard said police were called to the car fire on Whiting St at about 4.40am.

"Subsequent investigations identified the likely cause of the fire was intentional," Sen-Sgt Stuttard said.

He said two men were seen in the area of the incident but their  identity was unknown. 

A car was found alight on Whiting Street Toolooa on December 10.
A car was found alight on Whiting Street Toolooa on December 10. liana walker

He said the owners of the car had been notified and were "shocked" by the incident.

"At this stage we have no indication this is linked to any other crime," he said.

He said police would be looking at potential arson or unauthorised fire charges.

He said there were no injuries due to the event and no other property damaged.

Anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage of Darlymple Dr, Whiting St and surrounding areas between 4am and 5am, or any other information, have been urged to contact police.  

Earlier 

EMERGENCY services were called to a car fire early this morning in Toolooa.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said two fire crews were called to Whiting St at 4.30am.

She said the fire was extinguished in about 15 minutes before it was left in the hands of police.

A Queensland Police spokeswoman said it was parked next to a car on the road and the fire was well alight on arrival.

She said police were investigating the incident.