NSW bushfires: Three charged for stealing equipment as police probe 'suspicious' blazes

| 13.11,19. 05:37 PM |


NSW bushfires: Three charged for stealing equipment as police probe 'suspicious' blazes

Clean up underway after flame retardant showered Turramurra in pink (ABC News)

NSW Police have charged two men with stealing firefighting equipment during yesterday's bushfire crisis, as they probe several "suspicious" blazes around the state.
In a separate incident, officers also charged a 19-year-old with impersonating a firefighter and stealing equipment in Sydney's south.
It comes as police investigate seven "suspicious" fires across the state yesterday.
Police are appealing for information about fires at Moonbi, Berkeley, Balgownie, Turramurra, Katoomba, Morisset and the Royal National Park near Loftus.
Five people have also faced penalties over breaches of the statewide total fire ban for either using barbecues with an open flame or burning rubbish over the past 24 hours.
Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said it was hard to understand why people would take such risks in catastrophic conditions.
"Unfortunately we know there are some broken individuals out there who will maliciously light fires and we also have people out there who are just plain idiots and will try and light a barbeque on a day that it's catastrophic," he said.
"It's hard to believe what rock you are living under not to understand the difficult situation our state is in in terms of being so dry and so hot."

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