Police investigating after suspicious fire – Hunter Region

An investigation is underway following a suspicious house fire in the state’s Hunter region this morning.

About 3.30am (Thursday 9 July 2020), emergency services were called to a house on Hart Road, Loxford, following reports of a fire.

Fire and Rescue NSW attended and extinguished the blaze.

The house was vacant at the time and no injuries were reported.

Officers attached to Hunter Valley Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Initial investigations suggest the fire may have been deliberately lit.

Investigators are appealing for anyone with information to contact police.

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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