Fire guts Wangara businesses in suspected arson attack

Two businesses have been gutted by a fire in Wangara overnight. It is alleged the blaze began around 3:50am on Thursday after a car was driven into a lunch bar early on Lumsden Road. The lunch bar and neighbouring computer repair shop were destroyed in the fire. WA Police Arson Squad Detective Sergeant Chris de…

Suspicious commercial property fire under investigation

Arson Squad are investigating a suspicious commercial property fire in Nedlands overnight, with the damage estimated at $250 thousand dollars. Just before 5am, the offender(s) set fire to the interior of a Real Estate company located on Stirling Highway. Department of Fire and Emergency Services attended the scene and extinguished the fire. Extensive damage to…

Bullsbrook Tattoo Parlour Damaged in Fire

A fire has caused $1 million worth of damage to tattoo parlour in Bullsbrook overnight. Arson Squad detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the cause of the fire that broke out at about 3am. The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) were called to the fire at the business located on Corvette Road. Police…

Man charged over arson house fire

An investigation into a house fire that occurred in Armadale on Thursday 21 February has resulted in Arson Squad detectives charging a 22 year old man. It is alleged the man set fire to the home on Sixth Road, with the house completely gutted by the fire and the damage bill estimated at $200,000 dollars.…

Bushfire Centre of Excellence secures project sites

Western Australia is one step closer to establishing a first of it’s kind Bushfire Centre of Excellence, as the $18 million dollar project secures its site in the Shire of Murray. After being identified as a key opportunity in the Waroona Bushfire Special Inquiry, the Bushfire Centre of Excellence will further enhance the training and…

Public’s help is sought for suspicious fire

By Vesh Arumugam Armadale Detectives are investigating the suspicious circumstances surrounding a large bushfire in Seville Grove on Saturday, 16 February 2019. The fire that had potential to destroy nearby homes was spotted in the bushland at the intersection of Westfield Road and Champion Drive. Detectives are urging anyone who saw any suspicious activity, persons…

Two men charged over High School fire offences

Kunnunarra Detectives and Arson Squad have charged two people relating to incidents at Kunnuanara District High School back in September. As a result of the fire, the Home Economics building was destroyed, and also caused significant damage to other school structures, equipment, teacher resources and student work. It is estimated the fire caused up to…

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…

Second Fire Hits Subiaco Bar

A Subiaco bar has been targeted by an arson attack for the second time in a week in the early hours of this morning. At about 4:10am, police were called to the fire at the Voyeur Bar in Hay Street. The Department of Fire and Emergency Services attended the building and extinguished the fire. Arson…

Man in High Vis Wanted Over Clarkson Barber Shop Fire

WA Police are hunting a man who they believe may be involved in an arson attack on the Clarkson Barber Shop. At about 10:10pm on Tuesday 20 November, a person forced open the front glass doors of the barber shop on Celebration Boulevard and entered the store. The person was seen running from the shop…