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Arson

Deliberate fires cause significant damage to the people, property, businesses and environment of Western Australia.

DFES works closely with Western Australia Police, other fire services, government departments and the insurance industry to detect, apprehend, and convict arsonists. 

Over 300 arson related charges are laid by WA Police each year.   The penalties for arson are severe.  YOU WILL be caught and punished if you commit arson.

Reporting suspicious behaviour

Rewards of up to $50,000 are offered for reporting information that leads to the identification and conviction of arsonists. The rewards are made available through the State Government and the Insurance Council of Australia’s Arson Reward Scheme.

DFES actively encourages people with knowledge of suspicious fires or arson to report this information to Police.  Please complete the online form, or ring Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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