It’s a suspicious blaze

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A CRIME SITE: Detective Sergeant Chris Hill (right) of Wangaratta Criminal Investigation Unit and fire investigator Ron Schultz inspect the damage to the building. PHOTO: Jeff Zeuschner

A SUSPICIOUS fire, which engulfed and damaged the western corner of a wooden building at the Wangaratta Showgrounds on Sunday evening, is continuing to be investigated by Wangaratta detectives.

Detective Sergeant Chris Hill of Wangaratta Criminal Investigation Unit said the fire had started sometime between 9.30pm to 9.40pm, with show staff noticing the blaze and alerting emergency services.

Firefighters arrived at the scene and found the corner of the building and part of the roof well ablaze, but managed to extinguish the fire before it spred internally and caused any significant interal damage.

 


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