Police investigate suspicious house fire - Blacktown

Saturday, 01 January 2022 04:28:04 AM

An investigation is underway following a house fire in Sydney’s west overnight.

About 1.15am (Saturday 1 January 2022), officers attached to Blacktown Police Area Command were conducting patrols of the local area when they observed a home on Clifton Street, Blacktown, engulfed in flames.

Fire and rescue NSW arrived a short time later and extinguished the blaze; however, the building sustained significant damage.

The home was unoccupied 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.