Police are investigating after fire destroyed a former clubhouse in Lake Macquarie overnight.
About 10.45pm (Sunday 21 February 2021), emergency services were called to a building on Maude Street, Belmont, following reports the former sports club was well alight.
Fire and Rescue New South Wales crews extinguished the blaze a short time later.
Officers from Lake Macquarie have established a crime scene and have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fire, which is being treated as suspicious.
Police are urging anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious between 10pm and 11pm in the nearby area or who may have CCTV or dashcam footage to contact Belmont Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.