Homes and cars damaged in suspicious fire spree

EIGHT suspicious fires have been lit in a Sydney suburb, with Police appealing for information.

About 2.15am on Sunday, officers from Bankstown Local Area Command were called to Rose Street in Sefton, where carpet was found alight outside one home.

At two other homes in the street cars were found to be on fire in carports.


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The fourth fire was detected in nearby Rodd Street, where a car in a carport was alight.

All the fires were extinguished by Fire & Rescue NSW and no one was injured.

But then, shortly before 5am, multiple fires were again reported to emergency services.

Two homes in Rose Street were damaged, along with two cars and a garbage bin.

The eighth blaze was detected in Wallace Street, which scorched a car in a driveway.

Again all the fires were extinguished by fire fighters with no reports of injury.

Police from Bankstown Local Area Command continue with their investigation into 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.

This person knocked on several front doors and left after advising residents their cars were on fire.

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

Anyone with information about the cause of the fires is urged to contact Bankstown Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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This happened in my street about 2 or 3 years ago.

2 cars per night over about 4 separate incidents and the Police did pretty much stuff all other than drive by at a few random times.

I wonder how many local residents know that the block of units at Birrong Train station is a halfway/Parole housing for recently released criminals.

One of the residents (Whom self confessed to have been jailed for raping a young girl) of the units was seen to be knocking on peoples doors shortly after the fires claiming he knew who did it but then just left without further conversation