Blaze leaves $250,000 bill

Jessica CuthbertThe West Australian
The fire started at the Gregory Drive property in McKail at about 10pm and left a $250,000 damage bill.
Camera IconThe fire started at the Gregory Drive property in McKail at about 10pm and left a $250,000 damage bill. Credit: Picture: Laurie Benson, Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Albany Detectives and Arson Squad are investigating a suspicious house fire in McKail which caused $250,000 of damage.

Fire crews received a phone call about 10pm on Sunday to attend the fire on Gregory Drive.

The house was completely destroyed by the fire.

A Department of Fire and Emergency Services spokesman said a male occupant was in the home at the time.

“The male occupant was given oxygen at the scene from smoke inhalation and then taken to Albany Health Campus escorted by police,” he said.

The fire started at the Gregory Drive property in McKail at about 10pm and left a $250,000 damage bill.
Camera IconThe fire started at the Gregory Drive property in McKail at about 10pm and left a $250,000 damage bill. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

The fire is being treated as suspicious and detectives would like to speak to anyone who was in the area around the time of the fire, or earlier in the evening who may have seen any suspicious activity, persons or vehicles.

Anyone with any information on the fire is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at crimestopperswa. com.au.

Callers may remain anonymous if they wish.

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