Crime Stoppers anti-arson team paid a flying visit to encourage local residents to report suspected firebugs.January 28, 2013 4:49am
Benalla Rural City, CFA, Benalla Police and Crime Stoppers have teamed-up this summer and are encouraging anyone with information about suspected cases of arson or anything suspicious to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Picture by Randall Johnston
The Crime Stoppers Anti-Bushfire Arson Roadshow came to Benalla on Wednesday, January 16.
Crime Stoppers chief executive officer Samantha Hunter, who was joined by representatives from Benalla Police Station and Rural City of Benalla, was here to encourage residents to report suspected firebugs.
‘‘Bushfire arson is a matter for the entire community,’’ she said.
‘‘Every year thousands of acres of land are burned due to firebugs.
‘‘These completely avoidable fires destroy our farmland, national parks and native animals and threaten homes throughout Victoria.
‘‘I am proud to stand with members of the Benalla Police Force and the Rural City of Benalla to say that Benalla says no to firebugs.
‘‘As many as one in two fires each summer are deliberately or recklessly lit.
‘‘Our message to the Benalla community is simple: If you see something, say something.’’
Call the police or call Crime Stoppers on 1800
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