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.
Detectives are investigating a suspicious fire in Mackenzie that occurred late last night. https://t.co/9vaFNqoZjs— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) November 1, 2017