A WANGARATTA mother was shaken to her core yesterday morning after an alleged fire attack at her home.
Trudi Floyd said she was in the washhouse at the back of her Lamont Street property when she noticed her pet Labrador, Lou, running from the back of the property to the front fence.
Initially ignoring her dog’s behaviour, Trudi walked down the hall of her home to an increasing smell of smoke before hearing loud banging noises as more and more of the bamboo in her front yard caught on fire.
“I could smell smoke as I was walking down the hall and when I got to the front the whole bamboo was engulfed in flames and it (fire) was shooting up towards the top of the house,” she said.
“I’m an asthmatic so I was trying to catch my breath to be able to call the fire brigade.”
The fire, believed to have started around 10.30am, is considered suspicious and police are continuing to investigate.
Anyone with information can contact Wangaratta Police Station on 5723 0888.