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Unit arson suspected


Arson is suspected as the cause of a fire at a South Launceston unit complex which did around $100,000 damage on Sunday night.

Emergency services were called to Merrys Lane around 7:20 to find a unit well alight.

One dwelling was gutted while an adjoining flat was also scorched; both were unoccupied.

A chimney fire gave some Boat Harbour residents an early-morning wake-up call on Monday. 

Crews found the flames had spread to the roof of the Dobsons Lane property on arrival.

All occupants evacuated safely after the fire was reported around 3.30 am.