Fire guts Chepstowe home

A CRIME scene guard has been placed at the site of a house fire in Chepstowe, near Snake Valley, which erupted over the weekend.
Nanjing Night Net

Police say the home’s occupants were away for the weekend, only to return late yesterday to find their home destroyed.

Clothes still hung from the untouched clothes line this morning as the house they belonged to lay in rubble just metres away.

Smoke was visible still rising from the former structure, now nothing more than a pile of ruins.

CFA District 16 Operations Officer Ross Anderson said the Snake Valley fire brigade arrived last night to find there was nothing they could do.

“We were called at 7pm, but there were unconfirmed reports the house was seen on fire the day before,” he said.

“By the time our guys arrived, it was all over – there’s just three chimneys left now.”

Mr Anderson said fire investigators would examine the scene this morning.

The Kennedy Road property is secluded from all main roads and traffic thoroughfares in the district, meaning the destroyed home was only discovered yesterday.

Police are currently treating the blaze as suspicious, until investigations prove otherwise.

The occupants of this house in Snake Valley returned from a weekend away to find it razed. PICTURE: JORDAN OLIVER

The occupants of this house in Snake Valley returned from a weekend away to find it razed. PICTURE: JORDAN OLIVER

The occupants of this house in Snake Valley returned from a weekend away to find it razed. PICTURE: JORDAN OLIVER

The occupants of this house in Snake Valley returned from a weekend away to find it razed. PICTURE: JORDAN OLIVER

The occupants of this house in Snake Valley returned from a weekend away to find it razed. PICTURE: JORDAN OLIVER

The occupants of this house in Snake Valley returned from a weekend away to find it razed. PICTURE: JORDAN OLIVER

The occupants of this house in Snake Valley returned from a weekend away to find it razed. PICTURE: JORDAN OLIVER

The occupants of this house in Snake Valley returned from a weekend away to find it razed. PICTURE: JORDAN OLIVER

The occupants of this house in Snake Valley returned from a weekend away to find it razed. PICTURE: JORDAN OLIVER

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