Four Children Charged Over Big Brother House Fire
Four children have been charged over a fire that engulfed the Big Brother house on the Gold Coast.
Emergency services began receiving calls at about 2.15pm on Saturday, reporting a fire at the site of now defunct reality TV show, Big Brother.
Four children aged between 11 and 15 have been charged with arson, while two nine-year-olds have been released.
The Big Brother house, which was completely destroyed in the fire, is located next to Dreamworld at Coomera on the Gold Coast.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Service confirmed to 10 daily it had received calls about a "structure on fire" on Foxwell Road.
Crews arrived to find the structure "well-engulfed by flames," a spokesperson said.
Queensland Police confirmed the structure was "previously used in a television production".
The hit show Big Brother was shot at the site for 11 seasons from 2001. Since its cancellation in 2014, the house has decayed and been vandalised.
The property is owned by Queensland Investment Corporation.