Police hunt firebug

WA POLICE are on the hunt for a potential arsonist who could be behind Tuesday’s bushfire at Kings Park.

The fire started early morning in the bushland, near a gravel track between May Drive and Royal King’s Park Tennis Club, before strong winds fanned it west towards Thomas Road.

DFES got to the blaze around 1am and 40 firefighters contained it by 7am, giving the all clear at 6pm.

• The police arson squad goes in to examine the Kings Park Fire. Photo WA Police

The fire burnt through about 16 hectares.

Detectives from the arson squad’s “Strike Force Vulcan” (the Roman god of fire) want to hear from anyone with information via Crimestoppers, 1800 333 000, especially if you saw a suspicious person, or vehicle in the area between 12.30am and 1am on Tuesday.

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