Puppy dies as police investigate suspicious fire at St Marys

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Police are investigating a unit fire in western Sydney that resulted in the death of a puppy.Source:Supplied

A puppy’s tragic death during a unit fire in western Sydney that police say was “suspicious” has prompted a release of CCTV footage in a bid for more information from the general public.

Just before 1am on June 22, emergency services were called to a unit at Marsden Road, St Marys to respond to reports of a fire.

Fire and Rescue NSW extinguished the blaze a short time later.

An eight-week-old puppy named “MJ” was found inside the home and had died as a result of the fire.

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Police released an image of eight-week-old puppy ‘MJ’ killed in a western Sydney unit fire. Picture NSW PoliceSource:News Corp Australia

“Officers from Nepean Police Area Command established a crime scene and launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fire, which is being treated as suspicious,” a NSW Police statement reads.

CCTV footage has been released of a person who police would like to speak to.

That person, who was seen in the area prior to and after the fire, was wearing a dark-coloured hooded jumper and baggy jeans.

The person can be seen walking past an SUV/4WD, up and pack a footpath, and then up a driveway to a unit.

Inquiries are continuing and anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers by phoning 1800 333 000 or online.

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