Northern Territory Police are calling for witnesses following a house fire in Katherine last night.
Just before 8:00 pm, police received reports of a house on fire in Coolibah Crescent. On arrival, police discovered the single story dwelling fully engulfed by flames. Police arrested a 25-year-old woman at the scene. Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service contained the fire and no other properties were damaged. A Fire Investigator has been dispatched from Darwin.
The woman remains in custody and is assisting police with inquiries.
Constable Kylie Dutton said, “It is a timely reminder for people to ensure that where smoke alarms are fitted, they’re tested regularly and have working batteries to avoid a tragic outcome.”
Police are keen to speak to anyone who may have mobile phone footage or who may have witnessed anything to make contact on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Anonymous reports can also be lodged online at crimestoppersnt.com.au
Please quote reference 9826109.