Fire causes extensive damage at Maryborough house

A fire has gutted an unoccupied home in Maryborough.
A fire has gutted an unoccupied home in Maryborough.

POLICE are investigating a house fire which gutted a house in Maryborough in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Police and fire crews were called to the home on the intersection of Crown and Premier St at 2.10am after receiving a call from neighbours.

It took two fire engines to extinguish the blaze and investigators have been called in to determine the cause of the fire, which is being treated at suspicious.

"The house has been extensively damaged, with three quarters of the building completely gutted," Sergeant Bruce Hodgins said.

"At this stage it is being treated as a crime scene because it is believed to be an unoccupied house.

"police are conducting inquiries with the owners to determine any possible motives."

Police have gone door to door in the immediate area, seeking information relating to the blaze.

Police have asked for anyone who saw any suspicious activity to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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