Geraldton detectives are treating as suspicious a fire which caused more than $20,000 damage to a Rangeway residence.
Firefighters were called to the home in Assen Street just before 9:30am (AWST) yesterday after reports of smoke billowing from the house.
Geraldton fire officer Steven Matyas says officers were able to bring the fire under control relatively quickly.
“When we arrived at the scene, the initial information available to us was that there was nobody home and we checked all the doors and we had to gain entry by forcing the front door and the house was fully smoke logged and there was a matrass burning quite fiercely in the passage,” he said.
Anyone with information about the fire is urged to call Crime Stoppers.