Strike Force Vulcan – Ascot fires

Strike Force Vulcan officers are investigating several small scrub fires that occurred in Ascot around 3pm on Australia Day, 26 January 2020.

Around 3pm, Department of Fire and Emergency Services were called to two small scrub fires on a median strip on Grandstand Parade, behind Northerly Avenue. The fires were extinguished when around 3.15pm, another small scrub fire was located on Garratt Road.

A cycle track runs past all these locations. Investigators believe the man pictured may be able to assist with their inquiries. He was wearing a blue t-shirt, shorts and white sneakers.

Any members of the public who were driving in the area between 3pm and 4pm, who have dash-cam vision of the area is asked to come forward.

Anyone with information regarding this fire, or who can identify the man pictured, is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at People providing information to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous if they wish.

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