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Police ask for help after Bulli Tops’ bushfire

cataract wanted two men fire

Wollongong police have released this image of two men who were seen in the Bulli Tops catchment area around the time of a bushfire, as they may be able to assist with inquiries.

 

POLICE are appealing for help from the public following a bushfire on Appin Road at Bulli Tops. About 10am on Saturday December 7, during a total fire ban, smoke was seen billowing from the end of a fire trail in the Cataract Lake Foreshore.

The fire, which spread to about 50m by 50m, was extinguished by Water NSW and NSW Rural Fire Service crews shortly after.

Wollongong detectives commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fire. As inquiries continue, police are appealing for information regarding two men who were seen in the area around the time of the fire, as they may be able to assist with inquiries.

The first man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, with fair skin and a slim build. He was wearing long black pants, a black cap, black canvas shoes and carrying a black backpack and a fishing road with an orange protective sleeve.

The second man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, with tanned skin and a slim build. He was wearing long dark pants, a white cap, black canvas shoes and carrying a black backpack and a black and red sleeping bag.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Wollongong Detectives on (02) 4226 7759 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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A Sydney 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 pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia 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 writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed 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 Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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