Torched stolen car cause of Yanchep bushfire

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The bushfire on November 26 was deliberately lit, according to WA Police.

A BUSHFIRE in Yanchep on Tuesday, November 26 is believed to have been caused by a vehicle being torched on a sandy track near the light industrial area.

A WA Police spokeswoman said the bushfire was being treated as suspicious and was believed to been caused by a vehicle being set alight.

“The vehicle was stolen from a home in Yanchep between November 9-10, 2019 in Yanchep,’’ she said.

Anyone with information regarding the fire or who saw any suspicious people, vehicles in the vicinity of the fire around the above time, is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au

She said callers could remain anonymous if they wished.

Rewards of up to $50,000 are available for information that leads to the identification and conviction of an arsonist.

DFES said the bushfire – reported at 8.59am on November 26 – had started near the intersection of Stevenage St and Welwyn Ave in the light industrial area.

For more than two hours helitacs were on the scene helping firefighters bring the bushfire, which burnt 10ha, under control.

The bushfire advice was issued for people in an area bounded by Marmion Ave, Karril Turn, Chittick Way and Yanchep Beach Rd at 10.20am.