Wellard home gutted by fire was set for demolition

Wellard home gutted by fire was set for demolition
Wellard home gutted by fire was set for demolition

A DELIBERATELY lit fire has caused $250,000 worth of damage to a vacant house set for demolition in Wellard.

The Johnson Road property had been bought by LWP Property Group and was earmarked for its new Oakebella Estate.

An Oakebella spokeswoman said security would be upgraded at the site.

“The house is on the land of the new Oakebella development in Wellard and was scheduled for demolition,” she said.

“The site has been secured and we have advised the City of Kwinana on the demolition schedule.

“Entrances to the property had been blocked off and private property signs in place, however we have taken further measures to ensure the site is secure from public access until demolition occurs.”

A Department of Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said it received a call that the house was on fire at 7.43pm last night.

She said nine fire crews were on the scene of the blaze, which had fully engulfed the home by 8.06pm.

It took more than half an hour before the fire was contained and it was not extinguished until just before 10pm.

No one is believed to have been injured during the fire.

The circumstances surrounding the cause of the fire were being investigated by police.

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