HOUSE FIRE: Three fire trucks, Hazmat called to blaze
UPDATE, 10.30am: POLICE forensic officers are currently sifting through the burnt remains of a house which was set alight late on Thursday evening.
Standing outside the property in Campbell Crescent, Goonellabah, a police spokesman confirmed the structure fire had been deemed suspicious.
"The house is currently under investigation by police forensic officers," he said.
"The property which is owned by the Department of Housing and was unoccupied at the time."
Original story: THREE fire trucks and the Hazmat van were called to a house fire at Goonellabah last night.
It is understood the blaze started about 10pm.
NSW Fire and Rescue's Goonellabah and Lismore crews were called to the scene, along with the Hazmat van to provide additional support.
Richmond Police District crime prevention officer, Senior Constable David Henderson, said the house was completely destroyed in the fire.
"Nobody was living in the house at the time," he said.
"Police are investigating the cause of the fire. If you have any information about this incident please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000."