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Balgownie house fire appeal

fire rescueINVESTIGATIONS are underway into the cause of a fire which damaged a Balgownie home last Sunday.

 Emergency services were called to the home on Tucker Avenue, just after 11pm on May 27 and found a house well alight.

Fire fighters attended and extinguished the blaze, however; the house was totally destroyed.

No occupants were home at the time and no injuries have been reported.

Officers from Wollongong Police District established a crime scene, which will be forensically examined once deemed safe.

The cause of the fire is still to be determined.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 

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About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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