Fire at FriendlyJordies’ house causes ‘significant damage’ in suspected arson incident

Police have launched an investigation after the Sydney eastern suburbs home of YouTube personality Jordan Shanks-Markovina, who is known as FriendlyJordies, sustained “significant” fire damage in a suspected arson attack.

Emergency services were called to the scene at Bondi about 12.20am on Wednesday following reports of a house fire.

The suspicious fire on Wednesday morning.

A spokesman for NSW Fire and Rescue said it took crews half an hour to extinguish the blaze.

He said there were people in the house at the time, but they were able to self-evacuate with no injuries sustained.

Jordan Shanks-Markovina, also known as FriendlyJordies.Credit:Facebook

“From our understanding, [the fire] caused fairly significant damage,” he said.

The incident is now being investigated by police as well as the Fire and Rescue NSW investigation and research unit.

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