A house has been destroyed, and two others were damaged, following a fire in Lake Macquarie yesterday.
About 4.30pm (Tuesday 3 December 2019), emergency services were called to a home on Ridge Road, Kilaben Bay, near Toronto, following reports the house was well alight.
Fire and Rescue NSW extinguished the blaze, but the home was completely destroyed.
A neighbouring house suffered extensive damage and a second house suffered minor damage.
Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fire.
The cause of the fire is yet to be determined; however, initial inquiries suggest the fire is not suspicious.
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.