Victorian home of Richmond’s Nick Vlastuin set on fire in suspicious circumstances ahead of AFL Grand Final

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The coastal Victorian home of Richmond defender Nick Vlastuin was set on fire in suspicious circumstances in a shock blow ahead of him playing in the AFL Grand Final.

Emergency services were called to the Torquay property on Victoria’s surf coast early this morning.

Police are still investigating the incident but say the blaze was brought under control quickly and only the front entrance and porch were damaged.

Vlastuin returned to live in Torquay during the AFL’s COVID-19 shutdown before relocating to Queensland with teammates in July.

The Tigers said in a statement: “The club is aware of a suspicious fire which occurred early Friday morning at a Torquay property owned by Richmond player, Nick Vlastuin and his partner. The property suffered minor fire damage to the front entrance, and there were no occupants in the home at the time.”

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