Two granny flats in Gundagai Street go up in flames in two days.
Two granny flats in Gundagai Street go up in flames in two days.

Man arrested over suspicious Coffs house fires

UPDATE: POLICE have confirmed that officers have arrested a man in relation to a number of suspicious fires in Coffs Harbour. 

More details are to follow later this morning. 

 

EARLIER: SUSPICIONS have been aroused after two fires were extinguished on the same street in under 48 hours.

Fire and Rescue NSW Coffs Harbour were called to a home on Gundagai Street around 10pm on Saturday.

When the team arrived, a building at the rear of the house had a fully evolved fire blazing through it.

Fire and Rescue NSW Coffs Harbour station officer Neil Murray said the fire was extinguished within an hour with three pumpers.

The hazmat unit from Coffs also attended the scene and nobody was inside the blazing building.

Station officer Murray said the fire wasn't believed to be suspicious at the time.

The Fire and Rescue team were called to a second fire on the same street around 4am this morning.

"When the first truck arrived the fire was well alight in the rear yard," Fire and Rescue NSW Coffs Harbour Station Officer Steve Ellis said.

Two hoses were deployed to extinguish and protect neighbouring buildings.

Fire brigades from Coffs Harbour and Sawtell dealt with fire and asbestos risks.

No people were in the buildings and policed declared a crime scene.

Investigations will follow.