Suspicious House Fire
Earlier this morning Police and fire
were called to an address in Huapai following neighbours
reporting a house fire. The house was extensively damaged.
At this stage Police are confident that no-one was in side
the house and everyone is accounted for. Two people are
assisting Police with their enquiries.
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