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Suspicious fire in Redwood

Leighton Heikell
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The house on 78 Farquhars Rd, where the fire happened.  Natasha Payne

Neighbour not surprised by fire at vacant house. "It's a mess", says neighbour.

Fire services were called to a fire on 78 Farquhars Rd at 9.30pm Monday.

A spokesman for the Fire Service said the fire was suspicious. The house had been vacant for about a week.

No one was injured in the fire, which had been extinguished by 10pm.

A neighbouring resident said it was no surprise the fire took place at the address as the property was "a mess".

Police guarded the scene overnight.