Investigations underway after deliberately lit fires cause damage across Glebe

Officers from Leichhardt Police Area Command are investigating a number of fires that appear to have been deliberately lit across Glebe overnight.

About 11.40pm (Monday 15 October 2019), emergency services were called to Norton Street where a fire caused damage to a shop front.

Minutes later, officers responded to calls of a fire on the front veranda of a home on Campbell Street; minor damage was sustained to the exterior and one female resident was evacuated.

Emergency services then responded to calls of a garage fire in Derwent Lane which quickly spread to a neighbouring garage causing extensive damage prior to being extinguished.

Officers were then called to Campbell Street where a terrace was found to be well alight. A male resident was evacuated and taken to hospital for observation.

Soon after, emergency services responded to a car fire on Westmoreland Street.

Multiple crime scenes have been established and a joint investigation has commenced with Fire and Rescue NSW.

Investigators are seeking information from anyone with information that could assist.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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