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Tarrawanna blaze

fire rescueEMERGENCY services were called to a home on Kendall Street, Tarrawanna after reports of a fire about 6pm on Wednesday.

Fire & Rescue NSW attended and extinguished the blaze. No one was at home at the time.

Wollongong police established a crime scene and forensic examinations are being conducted. Investigations into the fire, including whether there are any suspicious circumstances, are continuing.

The resident later attended Wollongong Police Station to report a stolen vehicle.

The blue Ford Falcon sedan with the NSW registration BNF 58U was last seen at the property in the morning. About 1am today (Thursday), a 41-year-old man was arrested and the stolen vehicle was recovered. He has since been released pending further inquiries. It is not yet known whether the incidents are linked.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000


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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