Casula fruit shop burns down for the second time

A Casula fruit shop was gutted by a fire for the second time in two months after a ram raid in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Casula Fruit Land, on the Hume Highway at Casula, was first damaged by fire in late April and was due to reopen this month.

Fire crews were again called to the store to battle a blaze at about 5.45am.

NSW Fire and Rescue Superintendent Tom Cooper said the area damaged by the fire was extensive.

‘‘It was the whole front of the shop, its contents and the light shop next door,’’ Superintendent Cooper said.

He said the fire was suspicious and was now a crime scene so he could not comment on the potential cause of the blaze.

Twenty-five firefighters with six trucks took about 30 minutes to put out the blaze.

Liverpool Police Inspector Paul Smith said a car was used to gain entry to the shop.

‘‘CCTV footage has captured a car being reversed into the front roller doors of the shop,’’ he said.

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