Fire bug torches six cars in random attack

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Police have appealed to the community for information following a series of suspicious fire in Sefton, in Sydney’s west overnight.

Emergency services were first called to reports of a small fire burning out the front of a home on Rose Street at around 2.15am.


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On arrival, fire crews found a piece of carpet on fire outside one home, and two vehicles on fire outside two other homes in the street.

A third vehicle was also found burning in a carport in nearby Rodd Street.

Shortly before 5am, emergency services were again called to Rose Street following reports of multiple fires.

This time, fire crews found two cars and a garbage bin engulfed in flames, and another car on fire in Wallace Street.

Police are investigating the cause of the eight suspicious fires and are appealing to the public for assistance.

Investigators have been told that several residents were alerted to the fires by an unknown male who allegedly knocked on their front doors and left after advising them that their cars were on fire.

Crime scene examiners will attend each scene today and search for forensic evidence.

Police will also conduct a canvas of nearby homes in an effort to identify the male.

Anyone with information about the cause of the fires is urged to contact Bankstown Police or Crime Stoppers.

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