Police have charged a man following the attempted arson on a Townsville fish and chip shop over the weekend.
Around 10pm on Easter Saturday, a man allegedly threw a lit projectile through the window of the Edison Street, Wulguru business which smashed the front window and started several small fires.
Emergency services were able to extinguish the fires before any substantial damage occurred.
A 20-year-old Annandale man has been charged with one count of attempted arson and is due to appear in Townsville Magistrates Court today.
Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.
Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.
For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444 or Policelink.qld.gov.au 24hrs a day.