Arson at Herdsmans Cove
Wednesday, 4 July 2012 - 12:10pm
At approximately 12:45am on Wednesday 4th July 2012, Tasmania Police discovered a house fire at Wilson Place, Herdsmans Cove. Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) responded and Fire Officers extinguished the fire soon after arrival.
The residence is the property of Housing Tasmania, which had been vacant for approximately one week.
The cause of the fire is suspicious and the premises sustained extensive fire damage. Damage is estimated at $80,000.
Eastern District Criminal Investigation Branch is investigating the fire with the assistance of Police Forensics and TFS.
Housing Tasmania is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the conviction of the person responsible.
Police request that any member of the public with information in relation to this fire contact investigators at Eastern District CIB on 6230 2318 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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