Police treating house fire as suspicious – Matraville

Police have commenced an investigation following a house fire in Sydney’s eastern suburbs today.

About 1.30am (Thursday 23 January 2020), emergency services were called to Flinders Street, Matraville, following reports of a house well alight.

Fire and Rescue NSW extinguished the blaze, but the house suffered extensive damage.

A man, aged 38, was home at the time and already evacuated. He was taken to Prince of Wales Hospital as a precaution.

Officers attached to Eastern Beaches Area Command attended and commenced inquiries. Once the house is deemed safe, it will be handed over to police and a crime scene will be established.

As investigations into the circumstances surrounding the fire continue, anyone with information are urged to contact Maroubra Police Station on (02) 9349 9299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Initial inquiries suggest the fire is 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.

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