Investigation continues into Forrestdale fire

Arson Squad detectives continue to investigate a fire at an auto wreckers/vehicle scrap business located on McCook Street in Forrestdale on Wednesday, 24 February 2021.

Just after 3am a person entered the yard through a damaged fence and walked through the yard looking at wrecked vehicles.

Around 3.35am, the offender used a battery powered grinder on a wrecked vehicle which ignited a fire and damaged 50 scrap vehicles. It is likely the offender received burns to his arms.

Damage to the premises is estimated at between $5,000 and $20,000.

Arson Squad detectives ask anyone in the area around the time of the fire with CCTV, mobile phone or dash-cam vision, to come forward.

Anyone with information regarding this fire, is urged 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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