Shop damaged by fire - Albury

Tuesday, 06 December 2022 09:28:18 AM

Police are investigating a suspicious shop fire in the state’s Murray River region yesterday.

Emergency services were called to a building on Dean Street, Albury, about 10.20pm (Monday 5 December 2022), following reports of a fire.

Initial inquiries suggest a wheelie bin was set alight at the rear of the building, before spreading into the ground floor.

Fire and Rescue NSW attended and extinguished the blaze; however, the storage unit of the shop – and its contents – were extensively damaged.

The shop and residential unit on the floor above were both unoccupied at the time and there are no reports of injury.

Officers attached to Murray River Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the cause of the fire, which is being treated as suspicious.

As inquiries continue, anyone with information is urged to call Albury Police on 6023 9299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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