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Police are searching for a possible firebug following a  a series of small scrub fires that appeared to have been deliberately lit along the Tweed Coast between Wooyung and Kingscliff on Saturday.

Police and NSW Rural Fire Service were first alerted to a small fire in scrubland on the Wooyung Road at Pottsville adjacent to the bridge.

Over the next several hours, a number of other small fires were also reported.

2.15pm Round Mountain Road, Bogangar

2.17pm Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach

3.08pm Tweed Coast Road, Wooyung

3.13pm Tweed Coast Road, Wooyung (near Wooyung Caravan Park)

3.39pm Celerywood Drive, Casuarina

4.24pm Cylinders Drive, Kingscliff

8.10pm Collins Lane, Casuarina (2 fires)

Three RFS brigades from Tweed Coast, Cudgen and Chinderah responded to the fires which were able to be extinguished quickly and with minimal damage to scrubland.

Police said no property was threatened.

All fires occurred in scrubland between the Tweed Coast Road and the beach.

Witnesses to the fires at Collins Lane were able to extinguish the fire prior to the arrival of RFS crews but reported seeing 2 males with a torch, possibly in their 20’s, hiding in nearby scrub.

When approached, the two men ran from the area toward the beach.

Anybody with information about the fires or the identity of the two men are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information can be provided anonymously.


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