House destroyed, property damaged in suspicious fire – Schofields

An investigation is underway after a house was destroyed and property was damaged by fire in Sydney’s west yesterday.

About 7.10pm (Saturday 23 May 2020), emergency services were called to Pelican Road, Schofields, after reports of a fire.

Fire and Rescue NSW extinguished multiple fires on the property including a house and a number of vehicles. The house, which was unoccupied at the time, was destroyed by the blaze.

A second house on the property was not damaged.

No one was home at the time and no injuries have been reported.

Officers from Quakers Hill Police Area Command established a crime scene, which will be examined by specialist forensic police.

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined, however, it is being treated as suspicious.

As investigations continue, anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area or has information is urged to contact Riverstone Police Station on (02) 9838 2199 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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.

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