Police call for witnesses after fire hits roadhouse

Albany Advertiser

Great Southern police are appealing for witnesses after a suspicious fire destroyed the Tunney Roadhouse last Thursday.

The blaze was observed by patrolling police at 10.45pm at the roadhouse near Cranbrook on Albany Highway and fire units from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services were called in to extinguish the fire.

Police say while the roadhouse has been closed for several years, a rear portable donga structure had been used for residential purposes but no one was in the building at the time.

Detectives and forensic officers as well as detectives from the arson squad were called in to begin their investigation.

The value of the damage is yet to be assessed.

Police are appealing for any witnesses who were travelling on Albany Highway between 9.45pm and 10.45pm.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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