Police hunt serial firebug following nine suspicious bushfires

POLICE are hunting a serial firebug responsible for lighting nine bushfires on the NSW South Coast.

The blazes were all lit in the South Pacific Heathland Reserve at Ulladulla over the last three months.

Police and officers from the Financial Crimes Squad’s Arson Unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fires and believe each one was started deliberately, possibly by the same person.


Thankfully, nobody was injured and no property was damaged during either incident.

As investigations continue, police are encouraging the community to report any suspicious activity.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to contact local police or Crime Stoppers.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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