Strike Force Vulcan detectives have charged a man in relation to a fire in Hamilton Hill on Saturday, 4 January 2020.
It is alleged about 11.30am, the man set fire to grass at the Wheeler Street Reserve in close proximity to houses.
The fire spread rapidly towards houses due to wind direction and Department of Fire and Emergency Services were able to extinguish the fire at a fence dividing the reserve from homes.
The 49-year-old man from Hamilton Hill is due to appear before the Perth Magistrates Court on 8 January 2020 charged with:-
• Wilfully Light or Cause to be Lit a Fire Likely to Injure or Damage.
This offence carries a maximum sentence of 20 years.
Police urge anyone with information to come forward and protect your community from the devastation that deliberately lit bushfires can cause.
Preparing your home and property for the bushfire season is important, for more information go to areyouready.wa.gov.au
Anyone with information regarding bushfires, or to report any suspicious persons or vehicles are urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au