Suspicious fires at Burnie and Smithton

Police in the Western District are investigating two overnight fires which are being treated as suspicious.

Car fire – Minna Road, Stowport

At 8pm on the 8th September 2015, Burnie Police attended a car fire on Minna Road, Stowport. The vehicle was parked in a paddock and had not been moved for over a week. It was totally destroyed in the fire.

Fire – Nelson Street, Smithton

At 10.40pm, Smithton Police attended a small fire at the rear of a residence on Nelson Street, Smithton. Initial investigations have determined that the fire started in a wheelie bin that was placed on the rear porch of the residence. Approximately $1000 of damaged was caused to the porch.

Thankfully there were no injuries sustained by either of the property occupants.

Police are treating both incidents as suspicious and would like to hear from anyone who may have information relating to either matter. Information can be relayed via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.