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South Coast Police investigate deliberately lit fires

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Police are appealing for information after two fires were deliberately lit in the Nowra area.

About 5pm (Tuesday 15 September 2020), NSW Rural Fire Service attended Depot Road, West Nowra, to extinguish three grass fires.

A second fire was extinguished behind the treatment works on Filter Road, West Nowra about 10.30am today (Wednesday 16 September 2020).

Officers from South Coast Police District commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the fires.

Initial inquiries suggest the fires were deliberately lit.

Anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time of the fires, is urged to contact South Coast police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Inquiries are continuing.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.