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Tarrawanna bushfires

police 8POLICE are appealing for witnesses after suspicious bushfires at Tarrawanna earlier in the week.

Emergency services were called to bushland on Hawthorne Street about 6.40am on Tuesday where they spotted three males, described as teenagers, leaving the scene on foot towards the Towradgi Creek residential area.

The fire was quickly brought under control by Rural Fire Service (RFS) personell, with about 1.5 acres of bushland burnt in the fire.

 The fire followed another on Monday, which burnt about half an acre of bushland nearby.

Police have increased patrols in the area due to these suspicious bushfire incidents, and inquiries continue. Anyone with information that may assist investigators are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local 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 pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time 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), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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