Police investigating two house fires in Moree

Police are appealing for information after two houses were destroyed by fire within minutes of one another in the state's north this morning.

About 9.13am on Monday, September 16, emergency services responded to reports of a house fire on Adelaide Street at Moree.

Fire and Rescue NSW attended and extinguished the blaze.


Shortly later at 9.20am, emergency services responded to reports of a second fire at a vacant house on Moreton Street at Moree.

Officers attached to New England Police District alerted neighbours and maintained traffic, while fire crews extinguished the fire.

Both houses were completely destroyed.

Police established a crime scene and were assisted by New England Detectives and the Moree Target Action Group as a canvass of the area was conducted.

The cause of the fires is not yet known however both have been deemed suspicious.

Anyone with information about this incident, including CCTV or dashcam footage from the area, is urged to contact Moree Police Station: 6757 0799, Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.