Arsonists on notice as bushfire season starts

A STATE Government operation targeting fire bugs was launched last week.

It calls on the community to report suspicious behaviour in high-risk arson areas.

The WA Police-led Operation Vulcan involves arson squad officers working to prevent deliberate fires.

The operation will fight arsonists by using covert cameras and patrolling bushfire arson hot spots.

It will also involve collaborating with local policing teams to target known arsonists.

Police Minister Liza Harvey said WA had the highest incidence of bushfires in the country and the last thing authorities needed was people deliberately lighting fires.

“Police would be conducting a lot of work targeting arson but we also want members of the community to be vigilant,” she said.