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THREE youths charged in relation to suspicious Sandy Bay house fire!

Written by on June 16, 2020

Police have charged a 16-year-old youth, a 17-year-old youth and an 18-year-old man in relation to a deliberately lit fire in Sandy Bay yesterday afternoon.

The two youths were bailed to appear in the Youth Justice Division of the Hobart Magistrates Court in October, and the 18-year-old will appear in the Hobart Magistrates Court on 15 September.

FLAMES WERE SEEN BILLOWING FROM THE HISTORIC STRUCTURE!

Investigations are continuing in relation to any other people involved in the incident.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Hobart CIB on 131 444. Information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at crimestopperstas.com.au

EARLIER:

Police are investigating a fire at an unoccupied residence in Quayle Street, Sandy Bay this afternoon.

Tasmania Police Acting Assistant Commissioner Jo Stolp.
PHOTO: Richard Jupe / The Mercury (Pool)

Police and emergency services responded to the fire shortly after 1:30pm, finding the house well alight on arrival.

Tasmania Fire Service crews were able to quickly bring the fire under control, however as the house has not been occupied for several years and was in a state of disrepair,
the residence is likely to be demolished. No one was injured in the incident.

While fire scene investigators are still on the scene conducting examinations into the cause of the fire, members of the community had reported seeing a group of young men acting suspiciously in the area about the same time.


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