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Suspicious House Fire Near Maryborough

Detectives are investigating after fire destroyed a residence in Island Plantation overnight.

Emergency services went to the Massey Road property shortly before 1.30am on Tuesday.

It is believed the resident woke to a loud explosion around 1.25am before the flames took hold of the home.

Investigators believe the blaze may have been deliberately lit, as a silver utility was seen leaving the area around the time of the fire.

No one was injured.

Detectives are appealing for anyone travelling in the area between 1am and 1.30am with dash-cam footage, or information about the incident, to contact them.