Police appeal for information after suspicious fire burns through bush near Ocean Beach

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The fire burnt through bushland near Ocean Beach.
Camera IconThe fire burnt through bushland near Ocean Beach. Credit: Denmark police

Denmark police are probing a suspicious fire that burnt through bushland in Ocean Beach and could have been disastrous if not for the swift work of emergency services.

Firefighters were called to a bushfire near the intersection of Little River Road and Ocean Beach Road in Ocean Beach about 2.40pm on Monday.

The blaze destroyed about 300sqm of bush before it was brought under control.

There was no damage to homes or property.

Acting Sergeant Paul Moore from Denmark police said the fire was being treated as suspicious.

In a period of high bushfire threat, Acting Sgt Moore said the outcome could have been far worse.

Police are investigating a suspicious fire near Ocean Beach.
Camera IconPolice are investigating a suspicious fire near Ocean Beach. Credit: Denmark police

“Police are treating this matter very seriously, as without Department of Fire and Emergency Services’ quick response the fire could have easily developed into a serious incident,” Acting Sgt Moore said.

“We believe the fire was deliberately lit and are investigating that.

“There were no storms or lightning around that day.

“We are appealing for any witnesses or dashcam footage from the area at the time.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Denmark police on 9848 0500 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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