Bushfire Arson Wodonga Launch

Calling on Wodonga residents to help stamp out bushfire arson and reckless fires

Thursday 10 December 2015

Crime Stoppers Victoria is asking local residents to keep their eyes and ears open this summer to help stamp out deliberately and recklessly lit fires in Wodonga and surrounds. Bushfire prevention is the responsibility of all Victorians.

Reckless fire and arson are attributed as being the cause of more than 50 percent of all bushfires across the country. Over the 2014-15 bushfire season there were 556 suspicious fires in Victoria, with thirty-nine offenders charged with intentionally causing a bushfire and seven offenders charged with recklessly causing a bushfire.

If you think you have information about someone in your community who is deliberately lighting fires or engaging in reckless fire behaviour call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 for a confidential conversation.

Head to our bushfire arson campaign page for more information.

For all media enquiries please contact [email protected].

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