Appeal for information following suspicious fires - Taree

Wednesday, 01 November 2023 03:48:44 PM

Police are appealing for information following several suspicious fires at Taree this week.

About 6pm on Monday 30 October 2023, emergency services were called to Hughes Street, Taree, following reports of a small bush fire.

About 1.35am yesterday (Tuesday 31 October 2023), police were patrolling Bushland Drive, Taree, when they located a second fire.

A short time later, police located a third bushfire along the same stretch of road.

About 11.25pm yesterday (Tuesday 31 October 2023), a fourth fire was located behind a property on Hughes Road.

NSW Rural Fire Service firefighters attended and extinguished all four fires.

Detectives from Manning/Great Lakes Police District have commenced inquiries into the fires, which are believed to be suspicious.

As those inquiries continue, police urge anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.