Police seek sightings of suspicious activity following fire at Cornelian Bay

Police would like to speak to any members of the public who witnessed anyone acting suspiciously in the area of Queens Walk at Cornelian Bay around 1.15pm today.

At that time a fire was reported to emergency services and the Tasmania Fire Service attended and extinguished the fire. Minor damage was caused to a small area of vegetation.

Tasmania Police attended and an investigation has been commenced.

While the cause of the fire has not yet been determined, authorities would like to remind people that during a total fire ban, especially when the fire danger rating is extreme, it is not only illegal but dangerous to light or cause a fire. Fires on days like today can spread quickly and put people and homes in danger.

Anyone who witnesses suspicious or dangerous activity is urged to contact police.

Anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in the area around the time of the fire today is asked to contact Tasmania Police on 131 444 – quote reference number ESCAD 146-30122019.