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Suspicious fire in vacant Croydon building under investigation

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17 Sep 2013
A vacant Croydon property has been damaged following a suspicious fire.

Crews were called to the Joffre Street property on Tuesday just before 3pm. 

The fire involved a vacant two storey brick building 20 x 20m.

The fire was contained to an area of three-square-metres on the second floor of the premises with fire extension into the wall cavities and then up into the roof space.

Firefighting crews had to remove a large section of the ceiling to check for fire extension in the roof area.

The fire was deemed under control in 10 minutes and breathing apparatus in operation.

It's believed the fire caused approximately $20,000 damage.

The cause of the fire has been deemed to be of a suspicious nature and police are investigating.

Seven appliances and 18 firefighters attended the incident.

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