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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