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Police investigate suspicious building fire - Northmead

Friday, 24 December 2021 08:04:08 AM

An investigation is underway following a suspicious building fire in Sydney’s north-west overnight.

Emergency services were called to a retail store on Sherwood Street, Northmead about 12.30am (Friday 24 December 2021), after reports of a building fire.

Fire & Rescue attended, and extinguished the blaze; however, the building sustained significant damage.

The occupants of residential units above the store were evacuated. No injuries have been reported.

Officers from Parramatta 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.