Carey Park fire ‘not suspicious’: Police

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Arson Squad Det. Sen. Const. Peter Marsh rules out any suspicious activity around a house fire in the Stables Precinct this morning.
Camera IconArson Squad Det. Sen. Const. Peter Marsh rules out any suspicious activity around a house fire in the Stables Precinct this morning. Credit: Emily Ace / South Western Times

Arson Squad detectives have ruled out any suspicious circumstances around a fire which gutted a home in the Stables Precinct overnight.

Firefighters were called to the Eccelstone Street property about 12.05 this morning and crews were able to contain the blaze.

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t is believed the building which caught fire was an old horse stable converted into a house.

The damage bill was estimated to be about $300,000.

Arson Squad detectives at the property which was gutted by fire in the Stables Precinct.
Camera IconArson Squad detectives at the property which was gutted by fire in the Stables Precinct. Credit: South Western Times, Emily Ace

The sole occupant of the house escaped uninjured after neighbours woke the homeowner.

It is understood a number of horses in the area had to be evacuated during the incident.

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