Investigation into suspicious house fire launched

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An investigation is underway following a suspicious house fire in Loxford this morning.

At about 3.30am (Thursday 9 July), emergency services were called to a house on Hart Road, Loxford, following reports of a fire.

Fire and Rescue NSW attended and extinguished the blaze.

The house was vacant at the time and no injuries were reported.

Officers attached to Hunter Valley Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Initial investigations suggest the fire may have been deliberately lit.

Investigators are appealing for anyone with information to contact police.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the online reporting page. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.