A man will face court after allegedly setting a home south of Brisbane on fire last night, police say.

A Queensland man has been charged with setting fire to a house south of Brisbane.

Firefighters were called to the home on Winifred St, at Kingston, about 11pm on Tuesday.

Police say the fire damaged the front living room.

Officers say a 33-year-old man forced open the front door before setting the room alight.

He’s been charged with arson and entering a premises with intent.

The man is due appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Wednesday afternoon.

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