Lachlan Local Area Command
Police Investigate Suspicious House Fire At Parkes
Police are appealing for public assistance following a suspicious house fire in Parkes last night.
About 11.30 pm (Wednesday 6 January 2010), a neighbour found the Forbes Road residence on fire.
Police who were in the vicinity attempted to enter the home and check to see if anyone was inside, however they were forced back by the heat and flames.
The officers smashed external windows in an effort to check the home for any occupants.
The NSW Fire Brigades extinguished the blaze however the home was completely destroyed. No one was injured during the incident and Police investigating the fire are treating it as suspicious.
Anyone with information about the fire is urged to contact Parkes Police on (02) 6862 9977 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Investigations into the incident are continuing and any information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence.