Two more suspicious fires were lit between Tatura and Mooroopna over the weekend, bringing the tally to more than 20.JARROD WHITTAKER April 28, 2014 3:22am
A pair of suspicious grassfires that broke out in the early hours of Saturday morning are being treated by investigators as related to a spate of more than 20 similar blazes in the region.
More than 20 suspicious blazes have broken out in grassland between Tatura and Mooroopna since February 3.
The latest blaze broke out about 12.30
Shepparton Crime Investigation Unit Detective Senior Constable Mick Guppy said the fire affected ‘‘about 10
‘‘It’s just the same thing we’ve been having,’’ Det Sen Const Guppy said.
‘‘It’s getting to a point, the phone rings and you know what it’s going to be.
‘‘We’re all getting a bit over it.’’
The second fire broke out about 1.20
The second fire caused only minor damage.
‘‘It was just roadside damage, and some vegetation,’’ Det Sen Const Guppy said.
He said the fire was ‘‘a little bit out of the norm’’, given its distance from the other fires police are investigating.
He said despite the distance police would include the Watts Rd fire in the probe into suspicious fires between Tatura and Mooroopna.
‘‘Police are treating them as related to all the other grass fires we’ve had in the area,’’ Det Sen Const Guppy said.
He said anyone who saw something suspicious in the area should report it to police.
‘‘If they see anyone suspicious or anything that arouses their suspicions to phone 000 and just report what they see,’’ he said.
‘‘If they’re in a position to grab rego numbers without putting themselves in harm’s way report it to police.’’
He said people should report anything out of the ordinary in the area, even if it did not appear to be connected to the fires.
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