A 42-year-old man was taken to Townsville Hospital after being pulled out of the burning motel room.
A 42-year-old man was taken to Townsville Hospital after being pulled out of the burning motel room.

Man badly hurt in suspicious motel fire

A MAN has escaped from a Townsville motel with serious injuries after a major fire. Police have declared the blaze suspicious and are guarding the scene.

The 42-year-old man was taken to Townsville Hospital after being pulled out of the burning Coolabah Motel on Bowen Rd, Rosslea overnight.

He will be flown to Brisbane for specialist treatment.

 

Police were called to the scene at 10.30pm after flames and smoke was seen coming out of one of the motel’s rooms.

Guests attempted to extinguish the fire, which caused extensive damage to the room.

 

 

Police guarded the scene overnight as investigations continue.

If you have information for police, phone Policelink on 131 444 or visit crimestoppersqld.com.au.