Police investigate suspicious blaze

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By Luke Voogt

An Armstrong Creek resident has escaped a blaze that destroyed a house and is now under police investigation.

Geelong Crime Investigation Unit detectives were looking into the fire, which destroyed a single-storey brick house and garage on Tuesday night, a police spokesperson confirmed.

An arson chemist also investigated the site on Wednesday, a police spokesperson said.

CFA crews rushed to the blaze after receiving reports at 9.32pm of a garage fire at Abigail Court that had spread to the adjoining residence.

Connewarre and Grovedale fire brigades attended, with Fire Rescue Victoria crews from Belmont and Geelong supporting at scene.

“The fire spread from the garage to the house. The house was fully involved but under control by 10.07pm,” a CFA spokesperson said.

“One person was home at the time of the fire but they self-evacuated and were unharmed. Ambulance Victoria were called as a precaution.”

A City of Greater Geelong building surveyor also looked at the site.

Police urged anyone with further information phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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