Fires raise suspicion

LISMORE crime scene investigators are looking into two ‘very suspicious’ fires, one which destroyed a home at Murwillumbah early Saturday morning.

The owner of the Reserve Creek Road house escaped the residence but went back inside the flaming structure to rescue her dog and was fortunately uninjured, Murwillumbah Fire Station Captain Greg Hayes said.

“She was lucky she got woken up by the fire,” Cpt Hayes said.

Cpt Hayes said two Murwillumbah fire engines responded to the call about 4.30am on Saturday.

“When they arrived the house was well alight, as well as two cars on the side of the house,” he said.

The fire was also attended by Tweed Heads Fire Brigade, Rural Fire Service, Murwillumbah Police and Lismore Crime Scene investigators.

A separate fire which burnt out about 40 metres down the road from the house has caused firefighters and police to view both fires as highly suspicious.

Cpt Hayes said they have had a few suspicious calls, including hay bales set alight and fires on the side of the road, in the past few months.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1300 333 000.



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