21 May 2018

Police treat Moncreiff fire as suspicious

| Ian Bushnell
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Police believe that a fire at a residential construction site last Thursday (17 May) in the Gungahlin suburb of Moncreiff was deliberately lit.

ACT Policing said that about 10:30 pm, police were called to Slim Dusty Circuit, Moncrieff where an under-construction residence was well alight.

ACT Fire and Rescue attended and extinguished the fire.

After an analysis of the scene, police are now treating the fire as suspicious and its circumstances are now being investigated by ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations.

Police are seeking any information about the fire, including witnesses, CCTV or dash-cam footage of any suspicious activity in the area between 10 and 11 pm on Thursday.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or have information about the fire, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.

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