Gunnedah fire suspicious

FIRE which damaged a home in Gunnedah on Sunday night might have been deliberately lit, police say.

Forensics specialists spent Monday combing through the scene of the fire which ignited in a Wandobah Rd home.

Two fire crews were called to the scene about 10pm where they found the fire had spread to the roof of the house.

Gunnedah Fire Station Commander Rod Byrnes said crews were able to extinguish the fire within 10 minutes but 20 per cent of the home suffered extensive damage.

“It got into the roof space and burnt the rafters. There was water damage, but the building was able to be saved,” Commander Byrnes said.

It is understood the home was vacant and the residents had recently moved out.

Investigations were continuing yesterday into what sparked the blaze and police believe the house may have been broken into before the fire.

They urge anyone who  saw any person acting suspiciously, or car, in the area at the time of the blaze to contact Gunnedah police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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