Investigators are appealing for information after a house was destroyed following a suspicious fire at Newcastle overnight.
About 11.45pm (Thursday 30 March 2023), emergency services were called to a home on Lambton Street, Lambton, following reports of a fire.
Fire and Rescue NSW attended and extinguished the blaze; however, the home was destroyed, while two neighbouring properties received partial damage.
The property was vacant at the time and neighbouring residents were safely evacuated with no reports of injuries.
Officers from Newcastle City Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the cause of the fire, which is being treated as suspicious.
As inquiries continue, anyone with information is urged to contact 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. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.