Deliberately lit fires – Bridgewater, Herdsmans Cove and Gagebrook

Tasmania Police and Tasmania Fire Service responded to multiple deliberately lit grass fires in the Bridgewater, Herdsmans Cove and Gagebrook areas yesterday afternoon.

A 16-year-old was arrested and charged with deliberately lighting a fire that burnt about 1 hectare of grass, and some fences, at Lamprill Circle and Holloway Drive. He will appear in the Hobart Youth Justice court at a later date.

Police are continuing to investigate the other fires that are believed to have been deliberately lit.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Bridgewater Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers Tasmania at