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Police Confirm That House Fire Was A Targeted Attack

Queensland police believe a southeast Brisbane home set alight while two children were inside was a targeted attack.

A manhunt is underway for the three men who set fire to the Mackenzie home late on Wednesday.

Police say the trio smashed a window and poured accelerant into the house, before igniting it and escaping in a car.

Firefighters rushed to the scene and extinguished the blaze, which was contained to the front room of the house.

A Queensland police spokesman says investigators believe it was a targeted attack.

Inspector Steve Flori told the Nine Network on Thursday there was "certainly evidence to indicate it was deliberately done and certainly with some motivation to cause maximum damage".

A man, 44, was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in a serious but stable condition after he suffered severe burns.

A woman, 31, was transported to the Mater Hospital in a stable condition.

A 13-year-old girl and 11-year-old boy were not injured.


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