At 6.54pm on Wednesday 3rd March 2022, Tasmania Fire and Police Services Tas responded to a structure fire at unit 12 of 2A Douglas Drive, Bridgewater.
The unit was fully engulfed upon arrival of emergency services. A 46-year-old man, suspected of being responsible for the incident was located immediately upon Police arrival and was taken into custody.
Early assessments of the structure made by Tas Fire Services indicate the unit fire was deliberate and estimate the value of damage caused to total between $150,000 to $200,000.
No person were injured as a result of the fire.
Members of the public have assisted with investigations and anyone who may have witnessed the incident but not yet spoken with Police are encouraged to call Tasmania Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000.