Tasmanian Police are investigating a deliberately lit house fire on Agnes Street at George Town.
The Tasmanian Fire Service received multiple calls to the house about 6:30 pm last night.
Police said when the TFS arrived the front bedroom of the house was alight.
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"The fire was extinguished quickly but significant fire and smoke damage was caused throughout the house," police said.
"Tasmania Police Forensic Services and a Tasmania Fire Service Fire Investigator attended and examined the scene this morning."
Damage to the house is estimated to be in excess of $150,000.
Anyone with information in relation to the fire, or anyone acting suspiciously in the area last night is urged to contact George Town Police on 131 444, or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000 or www.crimestoppers.com.au - quote reference number 644234.
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