SCHOOLS across Griffith have been canvassed this week as police attempt to track down three young arsonists caught lighting a grassfire on Tuesday.
About 3.50pm, a passing motorist saw three young people on a vacant block bordering Wyvern Crescent and Watson Road lingering near a small grass fire.
One of the youths stamped out the fire when they spotted the motorist, who was filming the incident.
Police are still conducting investigations in an attempt to identify the offenders and will rely on public information to track them down.
“Fires at any time are a major concern however, with our current bushfire danger period and fire events around our state, even more so,” said Griffith Police Crime Manager Paul Smith.
“Lighting fires is a serious criminal offence and may see those responsible serving terms of imprisonment, juvenile or not.
“If you have any information regarding this fire we would like to hear from you.”
Meanwhile, Fire and Rescue NSW crews and police were called to a suspicious car fire just after midnight yesterday morning.
The Subaru Impreza parked near Hillston and Snaidero Roads was extensively damaged by fire.
Fire investigators are working to determine the cause and police thoroughly canvassed the area in an attempt to locate a suspect or witness.
Anyone with information on either of these incidents has been urged to contact Griffith Police Station on 6969 4299, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.