Police investigate suspicious bushfires – Glenrock State Conservation Area

Police are appealing for public assistance after three deliberately lit bushfires in Lake Macquarie yesterday.

About 4.40pm (Thursday 23 January 2020), Fire and Rescue NSW crews were called to a bushfire in thick scrub within the Glenrock State Conservation Area. The fire was bordered by Burwood Road, the Fernleigh Track and the Yuelarbah Track.

Whilst crews were in the process of extinguishing the blaze, two additional fires ignited beside the Fernleigh Track.

It took crews several hours to bring the blazes under control, which burnt through approximately five hectares of the Glenrock State Conservation Area.

Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District attended the scene and commenced investigations.

Police are appealing to locate a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries.

He’s described as being of Caucasian appearance, 170cm tall, aged in his mid to late 40s, with a solid build and scruffy dark brown hair which was long at the back similar to a mullet haircut.

Anyone who may have seen or heard any suspicious activity in the area is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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