Police say Dianella bushfire ‘suspicious’

Photo: Michael Palmer
Photo: Michael Palmer

POLICE say a bushfire that threatened lives and homes in Dianella yesterday was suspicious.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services issued a ‘watch and act’ alert for the blaze, which was reported at 4.20pm and started near the intersection of Gay Street and Dianella Drive.

Investigators wish to speak to the owner of an old brown-coloured sedan that has been seen in the vicinity for the past few months.

Any members of the public who were driving in area between 4pm and 5pm, who have dash-cam vision of the area is asked to come forward.

DFES called in aerial support to combat the blaze, with four firefighting helicopters involved.