East Rockingham Scrub Fire, WA

Detectives from the Arson Squad’s Strike Force Vulcan are seeking the public’s assistance with their investigation into a scrub fire that occurred in East Rockingham on Wednesday, 13 December 2017.

Around 2:50pm, Strike Force Vulcan officers and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services were called to the fire in bushland near Patterson and Office Roads. The fire is being treated as suspicious, WA Police say.

Detectives wish to speak to the youths in the attached photos who they believe can assist with this investigation. They were part of a group of five youths seen walking away from the fire area along Wellard Road towards Kwinana immediately after the fire. They are described as being 14 to 20 years of age, with fair skin. One was wearing a bike helmet with his face was covered by a bandana.

Anyone who was in the vicinity of the fire area between 2pm and 4pm who may have seen any suspicious people, vehicles or activity, or has any information regarding this fires is asked to call Crime Stoppers.

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