UPDATE: Retiree Arnold Thies was contemplating whether or not it was time to get out of bed when he heard a loud bang in his Wilsonton back yard.

He sprang up to investigate and was shocked to see flames coming from the front of his Ford Falcon ute parked in a shed.

It was not long before the flames spread to his daughter's Ford Territory, which was also parked in the two-bay garage.

"Within five minutes the whole place was practically destroyed," Mr Thies said.

He used a garden hose to wet down a neighbouring shed, which sustained minor fire damage.

The blaze also destroyed a new generator which was on the back of Mr Thies' ute.

"It had only done eight hours."

Firefighters arrived at the Bridge St home soon after receiving a call for help at 4.08am.

Mr Thies, 74, said his daughter and son-in-law always used the spare car space because they lived next door.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service fire investigator John Burrows said the cause of the fire was being treated as suspicious.

He said he would work with police to determine the cause.

Toowoomba detectives yesterday doorknocked the area as a part of their investigation.

The aftermath of the fire that destroyed a garage and two vehicles in Wilsonton, Toowoomba.
The aftermath of the fire that destroyed a garage and two vehicles in Wilsonton, Toowoomba.

A man located in the vicinity of the fire was questioned about the incident before being charged on a completely unrelated matter.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Fire rips through a garage in Wilsonton, destroying two vehicles.
Fire rips through a garage in Wilsonton, destroying two vehicles. 9News/Screenshot

EARLIER: Two vehicles were destroyed in a garage fire in Wilsonton early this morning.

The garage was fully engulfed in flames when emergency services arrived at the Bridge St address about 4am.

Three Queensland Fire and Rescue Service crews battled for more than two hours to extinguish the fire.

The house at the address was not damaged in the incident.

There were no reports of injuries.

A fire investigator is at the scene determining the cause of the fire.


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