Fire guts derelict set of Moree units: believed to be deliberately lit

FIRIES, paramedics and police have again been called to a fire in Moree – this time at an unoccupied set of flats on Jones Avenue.

The flats, already derelict from a previous fire, were well alight when fire services arrived at the scene late Friday afternoon.

The fire is alleged to be an act of arson.

Residents in the area say they saw “kids” acting suspiciously.


Another fire, believed to be an act of arson, has gutted a set of already derelict flats in Moree (Image Copyright Bill Poulos)

“They are just bad kids with nothing to do,” one resident said.

The set of flats, about 200m west of the intersection of Edward Street and Jones Avenue, is just one of many unoccupied burnt-out buildings in Moree and comes on the back of last Sunday’s devastation that saw a storage facility at Moree Showground belonging to Moree Vehicle Restorers’ Club destroyed by fire.

Valuable restored vehicles as well as equipment used at fundraising evets were  completely destroyed.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page:

Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Moree Police can be contacted on 6757 0799

Words, Image Copyright Bill Poulos 2016