New Brighton property fire being treated as suspicious

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Jun 16, 2024 |
Fire crews / file
Fire crews / file

A fire at a New Brighton property is being treated as suspicious.

Fire and Emergency crews were called to the Palmers Road unit at 11:12PM.

Crews from Anzac and city stations attended the blaze.

A police spokesman said enquiries were ongoing following the fire at the residential address.

A neighbour said flames were huge and it took crews a several hours to put out the fire completely.

Palmers Road was blocked off in both directions by police, while fire crews dealt with the blaze.

The fire appears to be suspicious, a scene examination was being conducted today, the police spokesman said.

It’s understood the unit was unoccupied.

A police scene guard was at the property on Sunday, which was also cordoned off.

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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