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Suspicious Fire At House Used By Squatters In Melbourne

Emergency services are looking into a blaze at a house used by squatters in Albion this morning.

Firefighters were called to the abandoned house on the corner of Brisbane St and Wyalong St at 7.29am where six crews were able to bring the blaze under control.

Fire crews are treating the fire as suspicious and police investigations are now taking place.

Metropolitan Fire Brigade released a statement saying no one was found at the derelict house at the time of the fire.

"Firefighters knocked the fire down quickly and did an internal search of the premise in breathing apparatus to determine that there was no one inside," the statement said.

"It was reported that the house was unoccupied; however there was also reports that there was squatters living in the house."

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