Strike Force Vulcan Launched Ahead of Summer Fire Season

WA Police have continued the crackdown on arsonists, relaunching its fire prevention and intervention initiative over summer. Police Minister Michelle Roberts launched Strike Force Vulcan along with the Department of Fire and Emergency on Thursday, to reduce and prevent the incidence of bushfires by arson and reckless behaviour. “This time of the year there is…

Man Chraged Over Two Alleged Arson Incidents

A man has been charged by Police after an extensive investigation by Strike Force Vulcan, alleging he lit up bushlands on two occasion in 2017 and 2018. The first incident happened on the 25th, December, 2017, where Police are alleging the man set alight a scrub on a vacant land on Gertrude Avenue in Camillo.…

Teenagers Wanted Over Coogee Scrub Fire

Detectives are investigating a deliberate scrub fire that occurred late in January. Emergency services were called to the fire at the Rotary Lookout on King Street in Coogee around 7:40pm on Saturday 20 January. The fire was close to homes and had the potential to threaten homes and lives. The Arson Squad’s Strike Force Vulcan…

Police Search for Arsonist Responsible For Rockingham, Waikiki Fires

Strike Force Vulcan officers are hunting an arsonist responsible for two separate fires in Rockingham and Waikiki on Wednesday. A fire was a reported around 4:35pm in a park surrounded by Santa Monica Drive, Bolsabay Drive, Ennis Avenue and Buttermere Approach in Waikiki. The second fire was reported around 6:15pm and Emergency Services were called…

Cockburn Bushfire Contained

A bushfire is burning at a bush land between North Lake Road and Stockton Bend in Cockburn Central. The Department of Fire and Emergency Services issued bushfire advice for residents in the western part of Cockburn Central. Parts of Beeliar Drive, North Lake Road, Poletti Road in Cockburn Central were closed as police and fire crews battled…

Police urged citizens to report bushfire arsonists

In awake of the bushfire that happened in Banjup last week, WA Police and the Fire and Emergency Services Authority announced further initiatives to prevent bushfires. The Police have set up a task force named “Strike Force Vulcan” to deal with arson attacks in the state. So far there are 755 suspicious fires reported to the police, 10 juveniles and 2 others…