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Early morning tobacco store blaze treated as suspicious

February 1, 2024 8:08 am in by
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Police are investigating whether a fire that engulfed a Ballarat tobacco store has links to other recent blazes.

Emergency services were called to the Little Bridge Street business just before 4am this morning.

No-one was inside at the time of the incident.

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The street has been closed, with traffic diverted through the Eastwood Street car park.

Just before 4am, a burnt-out car was located on Boundary Road in Brown Hill, with detectives now investigating whether it’s linked to the tobacco store fire.

The fire comes just days after a Bendigo mall tobacco shop was found burning in the early hours of the morning.

The blaze is being treated as a targeted attack and investigators are calling for anyone with information or dashcam footage to come forward.

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