16 September 2019

Suspicious car fire near Batemans Bay, police investigating

| Ian Campbell
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Photo: Fire and Rescue NSW Station 217 Batemans Bay.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a suspicious vehicle fire south of Batemans Bay earlier today.

At about 1 pm (September 16) emergency services were alerted to a fire on Maulbrooks Road, Jeremadra.

The blaze, which started as a vehicle fire, spread to surrounding bushland and was extinguished by officers from Fire and Rescue NSW and the NSW Rural Fire Service. The vehicle was completely destroyed by fire.

South Coast Police District Inspector Angela Burnell says police are investigating several lines of inquiry.

“We are certainly looking at the possibility that this vehicle was deliberately lit and urge anyone with any information to contact Batemans Bay Police or Crime Stoppers,” Inspector Burnell says.

“We’d like to speak to anyone who may have seen a white Land Cruiser in the area around 12 pm as we believe the driver may be able to assist police with inquiries.

“Thankfully the weather was on our side today, otherwise this could have been a lot worse.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers – 1800 333 000.

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