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Suspicious fire near Griffith

Friday, 24 March 2017 01:49:03 PM

A house has been destroyed following a fire at Beelbangera in the Griffith Local Area Command.

About 5.30am yesterday (Thursday 23 March 2017), a woman travelling on Rankin Springs Road noticed a house well alight on a property on Davis Street Beelbangera, about 10km from Griffith, and contacted emergency services.

Fire & Rescue NSW and Rural Fire Service firefighters worked to extinguish the fire; however, the house was gutted. The house was unoccupied at the time and no one was injured.

Further investigation established that a boat and trailer were missing from the property.

About 8.30pm police located the boat and trailer on Rankin Springs Road, about 10km north of Beelbangera.

A crime scene was established and police are treating the fire as suspicious

Investigations are ongoing.