Tasmania Police is investigating a deliberately lit fire at the former My Charity Shop at Mowbray on Wednesday.
Tasmania Fire Service attended the scene on 320 Invermay Road about midday on Wednesday and extinguished the fire.
Once extinguished, TFS conducted a fire scene examination to determine the cause of the blaze.
Detective Constable Dean Rigby said the fire was determined to have been deliberately lit in a pile of furniture stacked at the front of the former shop.
"The fire spread through the furniture damaging the exterior of the building as well as allowing smoke into the building," he said.
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An estimation of the damage was not provided.
Police would like to speak to anyone who has any information in relation to the fire or anyone who was in the area around the midday.
Police in particular want to speak to a man in an electric wheelchair heading south toward the Mowbray shopping centre precinct around the time of the blaze.
Any information about the blaze can be provided to police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperstas.com.au.
It is not the first time the store has had fire troubles. In April 2018 a mattress outside the shop was set alight, with the blaze quickly spreading to other furniture and destroying thousands of dollars worth of donations.
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