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The owner of a Lismore business that caught on fire this morning told ABC radio he believed it was arson as it was the second time in two years that there had been fire at the business.
The fire engulfed the man’s tow-truck workshop in Keen Street Lismore, near the Lismore Workers Club, with flames reported to have been seen well into the sky earlier this morning.
Witnesses also reported smelling acrid smoke.
It is believed to have broken out around 5.40am; emergency services were on the scene soon after but the building was well alight. Six fire trucks were at the blaze by 6.30am, including a hazmat unit.
Keen Street between Conway Street and the Bruxner Highway is closed until further notice.
No-one is believed to have been in the building.
In a separate incident, the van of a popular Tweed coast tourism operator, Big Trev, was torched overnight in an arson incident outside his home in Dixon Street, Tweed Heads.