Stan­ley St fire ‘sus­pi­cious’

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By LAURA MCLEAY

A Mata­mata house has been left un­in­hab­it­able by what po­lice are call­ing a sus­pi­cious fire.

Mata­mata Vol­un­teer Fire Brigade was called af­ter the fam­ily home in Stan­ley St erupted in flames just af­ter 4pm on Sun­day.

Mata­mata de­tec­tive Steve Lang­don said po­lice were treat­ing the fire as sus­pi­cious but had noth­ing to re­port on un­til items from the fire were an­a­lysed. ‘‘We have seized a num­ber of items from the ad­dress but we are wait­ing on re­sults,’’ he said.

Fire Safety was called af­ter the blaze was ex­tin­guished to carry out fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

Mr Lang­don said Mata­mata Po­lice wanted to speak to any res­i­dents in the area who saw any­thing un­usual oc­cur­ring at the ad­dress be­tween 2pm and 4pm on Sun­day.

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