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Police announced via Facebook they have evidence which indicates a South Grafton property in Maxwell Avenue was deliberately lit earlier this year. Image: Emma Pritchard.

Property deliberately lit in South Grafton

Emma Pritchard

A fire which destroyed a residence in South Grafton earlier this year was purposefully lit.

The news was shared via the Coffs/Clarence Police District’s Facebook page last week, with a post revealing police have evidence which indicates the blaze that occurred at 42 Maxwell Avenue on April 27 was deliberately lit.

Emergency services responded to reports a property was on fire shortly after 2pm, with the residence well alight when they arrived at the scene.

Although the property was occupied, it was later revealed no one was home at the time the fire occurred.

The fire was initially treated as suspicious during early investigations, and the NSW Fire and Rescue Investigation Unit conducted a walk through of the property with a canine unit in the days following the blaze to obtain further evidence.

Members of the public who were in the area at the time of the fire or anyone with relevant information is urged to contact Grafton Police on 6642 0222 or CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.