Ask The Inspector: Spate of fires concerning

Inspector Peter Greaney is seeking the public's help. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

Inspector Peter Greaney is seeking the public's help. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

IN my first article last week I mentioned the hardworking and dedicated members at the Bendigo Police Station.  

I would also like to acknowledge our protective service officers.

Bendigo now has six permanent PSOs and they are doing an excellent job during the evening patrolling the Bendigo Railway Station.     

This week I would like to seek the public's assistance in regards to three deliberately lit fires that were started during a three-day period from July 29 to July 31 at residential premises.

The first fire happened about 11.30pm at a house in California Gully. 

The occupant heard a loud bang at the front of the house and went outside to investigate. 

The rubbish bin had been set alight and was extinguished by the CFA.  

The second fire occurred at 4.45am on July 30 in East Bendigo. 

This time a rear shed was set alight and was once again put out by the CFA. 

 The third fire occurred at 4.30am on July 31 in Long Gully.  

This fire was similar to the one the day before, with a shed being set ablaze.   

These deliberately lit fires are being investigated by the Bendigo Crime Investigation Unit. 

They are a major concern, especially because of the times at whicg they were lit and the potential for the fires to spread. 

Police are seeking assistance from the public and ask that any person with information contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 

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