$50k reward offered for 2005 arson attack

The scene of the fire in 2005.
The scene of the fire in 2005.

POLICE hope a $50,000 reward will help track down an arsonist who caused $300,000 damage to a house in southwest WA in 2005.

The arsonist smashed the front window before throwing a flammable item with an accelerant into the house.

Arson Squad detectives are still investigating the blaze at a house in Eaton on November 20, 2005.

The occupants of the home, a couple and their children aged two and six, were able to flee uninjured as fire tore through the building.

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The interior of the house
The window was smashed before a flammable item was thrown inside the house.

But the house had to be demolished after the blaze destroyed the Millard Street building.

A spokeswoman for WA Police said: “Unknown persons smashed the front window of the home on Millard Street before throwing flammable items inside which set fire to the house.

“The home had to be demolished as a result of the damage caused by the fire. The cost of the damage was estimated at $300,000,” she added.

“Arson Squad detectives would like to speak to any person who has any information relating to this fire.

“Rewards of up to $50,000 are available for information that leads to the apprehension and subsequent conviction of an arsonist.”

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au. Callers can remain anonymous.