A 50-year-old Wynnum man has been charged over a spate of suspicious fires in the inner-Brisbane suburb of Highgate Hill on Wednesday night.
Emergency services were called to Franklin Street about 9.30pm to reports of a house fire, which was put out. But a short time later police were called to another fire on the same street at a house that was damaged extensively.
A third fire was then reported at a unit complex on Hampstead Road, with cars parked beneath the building on fire.
Police said they would allege the man was responsible for the three fires and a fourth fire at a Boundary Road address in West End, where debris was set alight which spread to a nearby bin.
Police arrested the man and charged him with 12 offences, including five counts of arson of a motor vehicle, three counts of enter premises with intent to commit indictable offence and two counts each of endangering property by fire and arson of a structure or building.
No one was injured during the blazes.
The man will appear at Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday.