Police locate 12-year-old who allegedly lit fire that destroyed council property, bushland

AS much of south-east Queensland continues to burn, police have located a 12-year-old boy who allegedly lit an Ormeau fire which destroyed bushland and Logan City Council property.

It came before two 14-year-old girls allegedly lit a fire that threatened homes in Ormeau.

Police found the boy after investigations into a fire which destroyed a section of a Logan City Council storage facility at Woodridge on Monday evening.

Police will allege that about 5pm, a group of people were in bushland off Kingston Road behind the Woodridge Skate Park when one boy lit a fire.

The fire quickly spread to the nearby storage facility, destroying a fence, two shipping containers and their contents.

Emergency services put out the fire.

Police said a 12-year-old Slacks Creek boy would be dealt with under the Youth Justice Act.

The two girls were found at the scene of another fire at Ormeau on Tuesday morning.

About 10.30am, emergency services were called to an estate on the corner Jondaryan Street and Rockwood Drive, with reports that a fire in bushland was nearing houses.

Police said the two girls were assisting investigators.

They reminded the public of the dangers of lighting fires, with blazes under way across the south-east.