Witnesses sought over Rockingham and Waikiki fires

David SalvaireSound Telegraph

Police are seeking witnesses over two fires that threatened homes in Rockingham and Waikiki yesterday.

The first fire was reported at about 4.35pm in a park surrounded by Santa Monica Drive, Bolsabay Drive, Ennis Avenue and Buttermere Approach in Waikiki.

The second fire was reported at 6.15pm, with Emergency Services called to bushland near the corner of Simpson Avenue and Louise Street in Rockingham.

Strike Force Vulcan was first introduced in 2010, with officers targeting the perpetrators of deliberately lit fires.

The group recently reiterated that the maximum penalty for the offence is life imprisonment.

Police are treating both incidents as suspicious and anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.

Rewards of up to $50,000 are available for information that leads to the identification and conviction of an arsonist.

About 20sqm of bushland was burnt in the fire
Camera IconAbout 20sqm of bushland was burnt in the fire
The blaze came close to houses.
Camera IconThe blaze came close to houses.
Nearby houses were damaged in the fire
Camera IconNearby houses were damaged in the fire

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