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Police investigate suspicious unit fire - South Sydney

Saturday, 08 January 2022 04:52:10 AM

An investigation is underway following a unit fire in South Sydney yesterday afternoon.

About 1pm (Friday 7 January 2022), emergency services were called to a unit block on Florence Avenue, Eastlakes, after reports a fire had erupted within a unit at the location.

Officers attached to South Sydney Police Area Command attended and observed a unit on the second floor alight.

Surrounding units were evacuated as Fire and rescue NSW extinguished the blaze; however, the unit sustained significant damage.

The unit was unoccupied at the time, and no injuries have been reported.

Police established a crime scene, which will undergo specialist forensic examination.

Detectives have commenced an investigation into the cause of the fire, which is being treated as suspicious.

Inquiries continue.

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 information via NSW Police social media pages.