29 April 2024

Detectives deem early morning Braddon house fire suspicious

| Claire Fenwicke
Yellow and red tape reading "ACT Fire and Rescue" and "danger no entry" in front of scene with yellow fire trucks.

ACT Fire & Rescue attended the suspicious blaze in Braddon in the early hours of Monday (29 April) morning. Photo: Lucy Ridge.

ACT Policing suspects arson could be behind a fire that engulfed a Braddon home in the early hours of the morning.

Emergency services were called to the Ijong Street blaze at about 5:20 am on Monday (29 April) to find the house well alight.

No people were injured, but the property was significantly damaged.

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Examinations have led detectives to believe this fire was suspicious. An investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the blaze.

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have seen suspicious activity in and around Ijong Street before 5:20 this morning or who may have dash-cam footage from the area before or during the fire.

Anyone with information that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, quoting reference number 7735912. Information can be provided anonymously.

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