House fires in Cloverdale and Beckenham

Arson Squad detectives are investigating two house fires that occurred last night, 10 August 2020 in Cloverdale and Beckenham.

About 10.15pm, Police and Emergency Services were called to a report of a fire at a house on Hendra Street in Cloverdale. The home is asbestos.

The fire engulfed over half the home and the damage bill is estimated at $200,000. Two occupants of the home attended Royal Perth Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

The second fire Police and Emergency Services were called to occurred about 11.50pm, at a home on Central Terrace in Beckenham. It is believed a window was smashed in the front of the home and a fire stated.

The fire damaged one room and the rest of the house sustained smoke damage. The damage bill is estimated at $80,000. Three people were taken into custody and are assisting Police with their inquiries.

Arson Squad detectives would like to speak to anyone who saw any suspicious activity, has CCTV or dash-cam vision of the above streets around the time of the fires. Anyone with information regarding this fire, is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au. People providing information to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous if they wish.

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

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