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Boy, 12, charged over house fire

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A 12-year-old boy has been charged with arson after a blaze broke out in the Whitsundays. Picture: Google Maps

A 12-year-old boy has been arrested following a suspicious fire in an unoccupied house in the Whitsundays.

Police were called to a Shute Harbour Road home in Jubilee Pocket following reports a fire that had broken out at 4pm on Tuesday.

Firefighters were assisted by police as they worked to contain the blaze.

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Police have charged a 12-year-old boy over a house fire in Jubilee Pocket. Picture: Facebook
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The suburb where the fire broke out. Picture: Google Maps

The house was known to be unoccupied, and no physical injuries were reported.

A number of juveniles were spoken to by police before a 12-year-old boy was arrested.

He was charged with one count of arson.

He will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act, a Queensland Police spokesman said.