Parkes fire: Welcome Street blaze under police investigation

BLAZE: An early morning fire in a unit on Welcome Street is now under police investigation. Photo: PAUL JEFFERS
BLAZE: An early morning fire in a unit on Welcome Street is now under police investigation. Photo: PAUL JEFFERS

AN OVERNIGHT fire which left a unit damaged is now under investigation by police.

Firefighters were called to a unit on Welcome Street in Parkes at 0.08am on Sunday following reports of a blaze.

"Pump 417 [Parkes Fire and Rescue NSW] were called to reports of a unit fire on Welcome Street," firefighters said in a statement.

"Crews arrived to find smoke issuing from a ground floor unit, crews in BA [breathing apparatus] quickly got to work to extinguish the fire and render the area safe.

"The unit was not tenanted at the time and residents from adjacent units evacuated the area until deemed safe to return."

The scene was then handed over to police for investigation.

If you have any information that could assist police call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

MAP: The location of Welcome Street, Parkes

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