Police investigating fire in abandoned Salvation Army community centre

Lachlan Roberts 7 November 2018

Police are investigating the cause of the fire. Photos: George Tsotsos.

The abandoned Salvation Army community centre building in Dickson has suffered extensive damage after being allegedly set on fire for the second time in a month.

Around 3:45 pm on Monday afternoon (5 November), emergency services responded to reports of a structure fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found the building well alight with large plumes of smoke and flames coming from the building.

ACT Fire and Rescue attended the scene with three pumpers to extinguish the blaze.

The abandoned building was also on fire on 10 October, where firefighters contained the blaze to the loading dock area.

ACT Policing are investigating the cause of the fire.

Anyone with information about fires at these premises, or any other suspicious fires, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference number 6327204. Information can be provided anonymously.

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