Police investigate suspicious fire at Hamilton South unit

Police are calling for information after a suspicious unit fire at Hamilton South. The blaze left one man with smoke inhalation and has prompted a police investigation. 

About 6am on Saturday emergency services were called to a unit block on Fowler Street. Fire and Rescue crews attended and extinguished the blaze.

A 46-year-old male resident was taken to John Hunter Hospital with minor smoke inhalation. A crime scene was established and police are treating the fire as suspicious.

Officers from Newcastle City Local Area Command launched an investigation and are calling for any witnesses that haven’t spoken with police to come forward.

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