An investigation is underway into three suspicious fires in the Lake Macquarie area.
The first broke out in Lake St, Windale while the second went up near the Inner City Bypass and Willow Rd, Gateshead between 2:30am and 4am this morning.
A third fire broke out between the Pacific Highway and Lake St, Windale during the same period.
Fortunately firefighters managed to safely extinguish all three.
Anyone with info is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Meantime a total fire ban has been issued for the Hunter tomorrow with severe fire conditions forecast.