Suspicious shopping centre fire in Hurstville

WITNESSES are urged to come forward as investigations continue into a suspicious shopping centre fire in Hurstville on Saturday afternoon.

Just before 2pm on Saturday, emergency services were called to a department store at a shopping centre on Park Road following reports of fire alarms activated.

An off-duty Rural Fire Service officer attended to the blaze which had erupted in the manchester section of the department store using a fire extinguisher.

Staff and customers were evacuated and the fire was extinguished a short time later. No one was injured; however, about 30 square metres of the store was damaged.

Officers from St George Local Area Command attended and established a crime scene.

As inquiries into the incident continue, police are appealing for witnesses to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers.

The incident is being treated as suspicious.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ 

Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Police remind people they should not report crime information via the Police’s social media pages.

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