POLICE say a fire that badly damaged a vacant house at Fairview this morning was deliberately lit. The New Norfolk Fire Brigade responded to the incident in Fairfax Terrace at about 1am.
A fire watch was maintained overnight and investigators have determined that the fire was deliberate and caused damage amounting to $300,000.
Anyone with information relating to the fire can call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.
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