Squat razed by blaze

Andrew Clinkers and Michael Bobnar outside their razed squat. Picture: Jon Hewson d413390
Andrew Clinkers and Michael Bobnar outside their razed squat. Picture: Jon Hewson d413390

Andrew Clinckers was sleeping in a Cooper Street house on December 13 when someone woke him at 2am to alert him to the fire.

‘It was terrifying knowing I could have lost my life,’ he said.

Michael Bobner regards the fire as a ‘deliberate attempt’ to take his life.

Both homeless men lost their meagre possessions in the fire.

Mr Clinckers said he was suspicious when he saw a vehicle driving slowly past the property before the fire.

Both men claim someone put dry grass under a door and lit it.

‘How could it not be suspicious,’ Mr Clinckers said.

‘It was at 2am and the door was closed’