News, Police Rounds

Fire destroys Bulli home

POLICE have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a suspicious house fire at Bulli on Saturday night.
About 7pm Fire and Rescue NSW and Wollongong police were called to a home that was reportedly on fire in Hutton Avenue.
The home was destroyed by the fire, however, fire-fighters were able to prevent the blaze destroying other properties.
The only occupant of the home, a 26-year-old woman, was able to leave the premises without injury.
Fire investigators believe that the blaze started in the carport of the premises and was deliberately lit.
Wollongong police established a crime scene at the location and the home remained under guard overnight
Investigators returned to the home on Sunday and continued with their inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the fire.
Police have urged anyone with information about unusual or suspicious behaviour in the area to come forward.

About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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