Suspicious unit fire at Muswellbrook

Police are investigating a suspicious fire in the state’s Upper Hunter overnight.

About 7.45pm (Tuesday 17 May 2022), emergency services were called to a unit on Tindale Street, Muswellbrook, following reports the unit was well alight.

Crews from Fire and Rescue NSW extinguished the blaze a short time later.

A 41-year-old woman was assessed at the scene for smoke inhalation, however declined hospital treatment.

The unit was significantly damaged, however no other units were affected and no one was injured during the fire.

Officers attached to Hunter Valley Police District established a crime scene, which was held overnight.

An investigation is underway into the circumstances surrounding the blaze, which is being treated as suspicious.

Anyone who may have information is urged to contact Muswellbrook Police 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. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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