Search for witnesses after Belmont fires

March 20, 2024 8:24 am in by
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Police are appealing for public help as they investigate a spate of fires in Belmont.

Emergency services were called to five separate outbreaks in the early hours of Sunday March 10.

Arsonists set fire to four trees on suburban nature strips before starting a blaze at a vacant supermarket on Stephen Street.

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All five outbreaks are believed to be linked, and all were started between 3.30am and 5.30am.

No reports of injuries have bee received in the wake of the fires.

Police have now released images of the damage left by the fires in the hope that it will prompt any witnesses, or anyone who saw anything suspicious, to come forward.

Anyone with information, or who has dashcam or CCTV footage, is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at