Alleged Yangebup firebug accused in court of causing dozens of fires in Perth

A prolific suspected arsonist who police say started more than a dozen fires in Perth’s southern suburbs has been charged.

Investigators from Strike Force Vulcan accessed after investigations into multiple suspect fires at Cockburn Central, Henderson, South Lake, Lake Coogee, Beeliar, Jandakot, Yangebup and Spearwood.

Between December 10 and January 28, 17 bonfires and bushfires were lit and police have accused a 51-year-old man from Yangebup of premeditating on all of them.

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He is expected in Perth Magistrates Court on Friday, with the maximum sentence for the offense of 20 years in prison.

The charges come as WA firefighters held silent protests at stations across WA.

Fireys, who had finished their night shift, raised banners in front of their stations at 8 a.m. over resource sourcing concerns.

“It’s not about the pay. I want to be very clear about that. Our firefighters, our members are over it because of the state of resources,” said Clem Chan, President of the United Professional Firefighters Union.

“Our firefighters are really concerned because it has the potential to impact the community.”

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James Brien

James Brien is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. James Brien joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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