Four children have been charged over a fire that completely destroyed the former Big Brother house at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast.
The children, aged between 11 and 15, were charged with arson, while two additional nine-year-olds assisted police with their inquiries and were released.
The blaze broke out at around 2.15pm at the Foxwell Road property on Saturday, sending thick black smoke into the air.
Police allege the group entered the unoccupied house and deliberately started the fire, which completely destroyed the house.
The children were seen by witnesses running towards Railway Road where they were located by police and arrested.
Fire has destroyed a piece of Queensland reality TV history. The Big Brother house, built at @Dreamworld_AU almost 20 years ago, has gone up in smoke. Six children are in custody, amid allegations of arson. https://t.co/0EqyEhF2cG @KrystalENews #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/ClXkDHv2Ql
— 7NEWS Brisbane (@7NewsBrisbane) June 22, 2019
“Police have dealt with six children after they allegedly set fire to a house in Coomera this afternoon,” Queensland Police said in a statement.
“Four children aged between 11 and 15 have been charged with arson and will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act. Two nine-year-old’s assisted police with their inquiries and were released.”