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Two suspicious house fires in Melbourne overnight

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03 Apr 2016
Firefighters have attended two suspicious house fires in Melbourne overnight.

A Coburg home has been seriously damaged in a suspicious fire overnight.

Crews were called to the Rennie Street property at 7.36pm.

On arrival they found the single-storey home fully alight, with lots of flame and smoke issuing from the blaze.

As the fire spread through the roof, parts of the ceiling began to collapse.

Firefighters worked to protect neighbouring homes from being exposed to the fire.

The fire was deemed under control at 7.54pm.

The incident has been deemed suspicious and will be investigated by police.

 

Also overnight, crews attended a suspicious house fire in Mulgrave.

Neighbours called 000 after seeing fire and smoke coming from the single storey brick dwelling.

The incident occurred at 3.41am on Portland Street.

Firefighters conducted a thorough search and no one was found inside the home.

Police will investigate as the fire has been deemed suspicious.

 

It’s not believed the two incidents are related. 

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