Strike Force Vulcan takes aim at arsonists

Following a successful seaosn last year, WA Police have once again rolled out Strike Force Vulcan to tackle arson crimes during the 2015/2016 bushfire season.

Strike Force Vulcan was first introduced in 2010 and is a dedicated team led by senior detectives from the WA Police Arson Squad who work in close collaboration with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services and Department Parks and Wildlife to prevent and investigate bushfire arson.

Strike Force Vulcan identifies and monitors arsonists, provides high visibility patrols and provides a rapid investigative response to deliberately lit fires across the metropolitan area. Numerous tools are utilised in catching arsonists including covert cameras and surveillance.

Deliberate fires place an enormous financial burden on the community. They have the potential to kill and injure people and animals, and destroy homes and animal habitats.

Police urge anyone with information to come forward and protect your community from the devastation that deliberately lit bushfires can cause.

Currently Strike Force Vulcan is seeking the public’s assistance with their investigation into two scrub fires on Monday.

The fires started between 2pm and 4.30pm at Thomas Road, Orelia and Anketell Road, near Clementi Road, in Kwinana.

The fires are being treated as suspicious, and police would like to speak to anyone who was in the are around this time who may have seen anything suspicious in the vicinity of the fires.

Anyone with any information regarding these incidents is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at crimestopperswa.com.au. Callers can remain anonymous.

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