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…

Latest additions to WA’s firefighting aerial fleet

Firefighting over greater distances is now possible with WA’s aerial firefighting fleet now including a Learjet. An initial 90 day $750,000 trial, through State funding and Federal Government investment thought the National Aerial Firefighting Centre. The ability to travel the length of the state in a mere three hours, mapping large aerial view foot prints…

Nollamara Boy Charged Over Warwick Scrub Fire

A 14-year-old Nollamara boy has been charged after lighting a scrub fire in Warwick. Arson Squad and Strike Force Vulcan detectives will allege that the boy set fire to some scrub in the vicinity of Warwick open space on Tuesday at about 3:30pm. It quickly spread, burning approximately two hectares of bushland. The Department of…

DFES revealed its high-tech helicopter

As we approach bushfire season in WA, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services has announced a new Dauphine helicopter FIREBIRD 661, to provide a boost to WA’s aerial surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. The new helicopter is faster and has a longer rage, with an additional 300 kilometres of deployment range, and will be operational…

Firebugs Continue to be Targeted Despite DFES Youth Fire Deterrent Success

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) has claimed that deliberately lit fires during summer by Western Australians remain a serious issue, despite successfully deterring young people from deliberately lighting fires. DFES said that it’s Juvenile and Family Fire Alert (JAFFA) program had been effective in preventing juveniles from becoming repeat firebugs, but concerns…

Man charged over fire in Girrawheen

Joondalup detectives have charged a man who is suspected of a fire in Girrawheen on Tuesday 30th October 2018. The man is alleged to have set fire to the disposal items in a skip bin at the rear of the service station on Marangaroo Drive, after attempting to enter the building. The Department of Fire…