Suspicious blaze in Cranbourne

Police on scene. Picture: GARY SISSONS 253772_04

By Danielle Kutchel

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a suspicious house fire in Cranbourne.

Emergency services were called to a Sladen Street address at 11.15pm on Monday 11 October.

FRV crews arrived within three minutes to find the single-storey house fully ablaze.

They worked alongside CFA crews to enter the house and search for possible occupants, and extinguish the fire.

The scene was declared under control at 11.42pm.

The house was extensively damaged and the fire is being treated as suspicious.

A man in his 50s was conveyed to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

An arson chemist was expected to attend the scene in the morning of Tuesday 12 October to determine the exact cause of the blaze.

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