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NSW: Public pool destroyed in blaze

15 Dec 2008 6:05 AM

SYDNEY, Dec 15 AAP - A suspicious fire has destroyed a 52-year-old swimming pool on the NSW north coast, forcing its closure.

Emergency services were called to the complex on Oliver Street, Grafton, about 11.30pm (AEDT) on Saturday.

It took firefighters several hours to extinguish the blaze and dampen hot-spots, police said in a statement.

The complex destroyed in the blaze housed administration offices, change rooms, toilets, a canteen and swimming club.

The cost of the damage has not yet been determined.

The blaze is being treated as suspicious.

Anyone with information about the fire should phone Grafton Police Station on (02) 6642 0222 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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