Fire dam­ages va­cant house

Pilbara News - - News - ■ Peter de Krui­jff

Po­lice es­ti­mated a mid­night fire in Nickol caused $250,000 in dam­ages to a va­cant house on Au­gust 15.

Fire­fight­ers were called to the cor­ner prop­erty on 50 Brooks Way and Nickol Road.

De­tec­tive Sergeant Jim Ferrie said it looked like some­one had been squat­ting in the house.

“A fire has bro­ken out in the bed­room at the front of the house, gone though and into the roof and dam­aged the whole prop­erty,” he said. “The walls are burnt and beams warped. We’re un­sure how the fire started.

“Ob­vi­ously some­one has been in the house… it was not an elec­tri­cal fault.”

Det. Sgt Ferrie said peo­ple should get in con­tact with po­lice if they knew of any­one who may have been fre­quent­ing the house by ring­ing Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.

Pic­tures: Peter de Krui­jff

An es­ti­mated $250,000 of dam­age was caused at a house on the cor­ner of Nickol Road and Brooks Way in Nickol.

Dam­age can be seen in­side the house.

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