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House destroyed by fire at Muswellbrook being treated as suspicious

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A house has been destroyed by fire at Muswellbrook in the early hours of this morning. 

Fire and Rescue NSW Station 392 Muswellbrook along with Fire and Rescue NSW Station 208 Aberdeen were called to the corner of Brecht Street and Parkinson Avenue at about 5:50am following reports of smoke issuing from a house. 

On arrival, fire crews found large amounts of smoke and flames issuing from a house alight and got to work.

Hunter Valley Police District officers said that no one was home at the time and the occupants hadn't been there that night. 

Police are treating the fire as suspicious at this stage.

A crime scene has been set up this morning and investigations are continuing. 

It's believed that there were reports of a break and enter at the house earlier this week. 

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