Firebug in tax office car park

POLICE are investigating a suspicious fire in the car park underneath the old tax office building in Albury.

A passer-by saw smoke coming from the side of the building in Townsend Street and raised the alarm shortly after 3pm on Saturday.

Albury Central and Albury Civic firefighters attended and extinguished the fire quickly.

About $400 worth of building materials were destroyed.

Albury Central station commander Glenn Kimpton said someone had got into the car park and set fire to a pile of timber.

Police attended and will investigate.