A fire destroyed a building in Tanawha on Monday night. Photo: Patrick Woods
A fire destroyed a building in Tanawha on Monday night. Photo: Patrick Woods

Crime scene declared after building destroyed in blaze

Police are investigating a fire which collapsed the roof of a building in a Coast street late on Monday.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesman said crews rushed to Tanawha Tourist Dr and Mannikin Rd in Tanawha after they were called to scene about 11.05pm.

A fire destroyed a building in Tanawha on Monday night. Photo: Patrick Woods
A fire destroyed a building in Tanawha on Monday night. Photo: Patrick Woods

He said the firefighters reported a "derelict" building was fully-involved in flames and the roof had collapsed shortly after.

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Crews worked to extinguish hot spots in the building as they continued to flare up, but were able to get the fire under control.

The spokesman said a fire investigator had been requested and was due to arrive on scene this morning.

A fire destroyed a building in Tanawha on Monday night. Photo: Patrick Woods
A fire destroyed a building in Tanawha on Monday night. Photo: Patrick Woods

A police spokeswoman said officers declared a crime scene at the building and continued to investigate the cause of the fire.

Paramedics were called to the blaze but no injuries were reported.

More to come.