An early morning inferno that gutted an auto electrics company and completely destroyed a series of historic cars housed in an industrial shed is being investigated by police.
Central Western Police District inspector Dave Harvey said police were investigating the blaze which emergency services were called to just before 6.30am on Monday.
Inspector Harvey said several vehicles had been destroyed in the blaze after the roof of the shed collapsed, severely damaging the premises and its contents.
The building with signage for Canobolas Auto Electrics, was believed to have contained a number of tyres as well as vehicles and mechanical equipment.
William Street was temporarily closed, while March Street was closed between William Street and the train line for much of Monday.
Police arrived on the scene to find the shed "fully alight", but said the cause hadn't been fully determined, and police were asking for people
"The matter is ongoing and police are seeking any assistance from anyone who may have seen something in that area," Inspector Harvey said.
He said the loss of the cars and business premises was a "tragedy" for owners.
"Something like this just before Christmas is devastating for the owners," he said.
Powerpoles and power lines were also damaged in the blaze.
Investigations are ongoing.
Business owner Brad Selmes, who owns a mechanical repairs business in front of the fire-destroyed building, said he was contacted by police early on Monday morning and arrived at the scene a short time later to remove vehicles housed in his business.
If anyone knows anything about the blaze they're asked to contact Orange Police on 02 6363 6399 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.
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