Suspicious house fire in Boronia

Fire services received a triple zero call for a fire in an abandoned house on Orchid Avenue, Boronia overnight following an explosion.


FRV and CFA trucks responded with the first appliance arriving within four minutes.

The fire was contained to thirty per cent of the double-storey house as firefighters in breathing apparatus worked to extinguish the fire and declared under control at 11:21pm.

Investigators believe there have been squatters on-site at various times, a search of the premises found no occupants present.

Police established a crim scene and are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fire.

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