Griffith’s Rural Fire Service (RFS) headquarter’s phones were ringing off the hook on Wednesday afternoon as large pillars of smoke once again filled Griffith’s skies.
But while the end of the Christmas fire ban was lifted and residents used their freshly collected permits, one fire in particular is currently being investigated as suspicious by police and RFS officers.
MIA RFS District Officer Scott Connor said investigations into a fire on Harward Road at around 5.30pm is being investigated.
“It is unknown how this fire started, so we are treating it as suspicious while investigations are continuing,” Mr Connor said.
Mr Connor said eight fire permits had been issued, which he said had caused some alarm in the community.
Permit fires were being burned at locations including Beelbangera Road and Bowditch Road in the afternoon.
Police and RFS officers are already investigating around five fires in the past month which they believe have been deliberately lit.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Griffith Police on 6969 4299.
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