Flare sets grassland alight

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Picture: Gary Sissons

ARTHURS Seat could have been engulfed last week when vandals fired a flare setting fire to long grass, 2.50am, Friday 17 January.

Detective Senior Sergeant Eddie Logonder, of Somerville CIU, said the flare damaged the sign at Chapmans Point Lookout, Arthurs Seat Road, and then burnt 30 square metres of grass.

“The act was reckless,” he said.

“The damage could have been far greater. Luckily no trees caught alight.”

Three crime units attended the scene: two from Rosebud as well as detectives from Somerville.

Police are waiting on CCTV footage to identify the culprits.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

First published in the Mornington News – 21 January 2020

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