Media release

Call for information – Vehicle fire – Malak

Fire and Rescue

Northern Territory Police are calling for witnesses in relation to a suspected arson in Malak on Monday 17 January 2022.

At approximately 2:15pm, the Joint Emergency Services Communications Centre received reports of a vehicle on fire in Stapleton Court, dispatching both NT Fire and Rescue Service and Police.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were able to get the fire under control within 30 minutes. There were no reported injuries, however the vehicle, a 1969 Bedford bus parked outside a residence, sustained significant damage.

Police forensics and fire investigators determined that the fire was started intentionally.

Constable First Class Tara Aikas said, “Witnesses observed several youths fleeing from the scene shortly before the fire began. We do believe this is an isolated incident and would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time.”

Anyone who can provide information in relation to this incident should contact 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 and quote reference 9903076.

PFES Media