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Appeal for information following suspicious housefire - Newcastle

Saturday, 04 September 2021 01:40:46 PM

Police are appealing for information following a suspicious housefire in Newcastle overnight.

Just before 6pm yesterday (Friday 3 September 2021), emergency services were called to University Drive, Waratah West, following reports of a fire.

Officers attached to Newcastle City Police District along with Fire and Rescue NSW attended and extinguished the blaze a short time later.

Three rooms at the front of the property were destroyed, and a large portion of the house was damaged by smoke.

There were no reports of injuries.

A crime scene was established and specialist police examined the scene.

As inquiries continue into the circumstances surrounding the cause of the fire, police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.