Tweed police seek fire details
TWEED Police detectives are calling for witnesses to two suspicious fires in Murwillumbah early Saturday morning.
Both fires occurred about 4am on Reserve Creek Road and the larger of the two completely destroyed a home.
Detective Adam Cartenter said police were looking for people to assist with their investigations.
“The fires are being treated as suspicious,” he said.
“We’re appealing for any witnesses who may have seen anybody during those hours on Reserve Creek Road or in the vicinity or anyone with information to contact police.
“All information is treated as highly confidential.”
About 4.10am the rural fire service responded to a call on Reserve Creek Road but could not find the fire because it had gone out.
Twenty minutes later the Murwillumbah fire brigade attended a house fire 40m from the earlier fire.
It took firefighters about 50 minutes to contain the blaze, which gutted the house.
Det Cartenter said there had not been any other arson attacks of late.
Anyone with information regarding these fires should contact the Tweed Heads Police Station on (07) 5536 0999 or Crime Stoppers on 1300 333 000.