BUR­GLARY SUS­PECTED BE­FORE FIRE

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page - By JON BAS­SETT

PO­LICE will not com­ment on why they con­sider a fire that gut­ted the Korel Gar­dens, Swanbourne, home of Cullen wine­maker Digby Cullen and his wife about 9.30am last Fri­day, to be sus­pi­cious.

“We will not con­firm, in rela- tion to any other of­fences at the prop­erty,” Se­nior Sergeant Neil Mor­ton-Smith said.

Mr Cullen said there could have been a break-in at the house be­fore the fire, which is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by the Ar­son Squad.

Neigh­bours re­ported smoke at the va­cant home while Mr Cullen and his wife were away in the South-West, be­fore fire fight­ers ex­tin­guished the blaze that caused dam­age be­tween $500,000 and $1 mil­lion when it de­stroyed the home’s roof and a neigh­bour­ing granny flat.

Call Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.

Some of the dam­age after the fire.

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