Appeal for information after two suspicious house fires in Wilcannia

Police are appealing for information as investigations continue into two suspicious house fires in Wilcannia earlier this year.

About 1am on Sunday 14 January 2024, emergency services were called to Hood Street, Wilcannia, following reports of a house well alight. Despite efforts, the house was destroyed.

In another incident, emergency services responded to a home on Bourke Street, Wilcannia, following reports of a fire, about 11.10pm on Tuesday 6 February 2024.

The Rural Fire Service attended and extinguished the fires; however, it, too, was destroyed.

The homes were unoccupied at the time of the fires and no injuries were reported.

Officers attached to Barrier Police District have commenced investigations into the circumstances surrounding the fires, which they are treating as suspicious.

As inquiries continue, anyone with information about these incidents, or dashcam or CCTV from the area is urged to contact Wilcannia Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about these incidents is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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