Suspicious fire in Point Cook

By Alesha Capone

A crime scene has been set up in Point Cook, after a suspicious fire at a business premises overnight.

Police attended the Wallace Avenue property, following reports of a fire about 1.30am.

It is understood that a man riding his bike past the real estate agency shop front raised the alarm after seeing the fire and two smashed windows.

A Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) spokesperson said that three crews responded to the shop fire, arriving on the scene within five minutes.

“Crews worked quickly to knock down the fire, bringing it under control just before 1.44am,” the spokesperson said.

“There was a significant amount of smoke on the premise as a result of the fire.

“Crews worked to make the scene safe and extract the smoke, before handing the scene to Victoria Police.”

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.