Suspicious fire at Lenaghan

Police are investigating the cause of a fire at an abandoned residential building in Lenaghan yesterday.

About 8.45am yesterday (Sunday, May 13), emergency services were called to Lenaghans Drive, where a building was found well alight.

The blaze was extinguished by fire crews. However, the building sustained significant damage, luckily there are no reports of injuries at this time.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District attended and established a crime scene. Once deemed safe it will be forensically examined.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown and as inquiries continue, police are appealing for witnesses to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.