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Monday, 19 January 2015

West Perth Holden dealership and Morley hair salon fires with Arson Squad investigate

THE Arson Squad is investigating two suspicious fires that started at Perth businesses on Monday morning.

Article Extracted from Perth Now 19/01/15

Cars and the front of the Holden dealership showroom on Newcastle Street in West Perth were damaged by fire when the blaze started about 2.10am.
David Christison, AHG corporate affairs manager, said four cars had been damaged.
“Two high end HSV sport cars are destroyed, a GTS and a Club Sport R8, and two Club Sport sedans that have been damaged, one quite seriously and there’s also damage to the fascia and front doors of the building which is being assessed now,” he said.
“We suspect the total damage bill is going to be somewhere in the vicinity of $500,000.”
Mr Christison said it was not yet known “why the dealership was targeted and it was a neighbour who raised the alarm.
Police are now looking at the business’ CCTV footage.
Despite the fire, the dealership will still be open to customers.
“It’s messy, it’s certainly messy, but trading is resuming as we speak and it will be trading as normal,” Mr Christison said. “And depending what the insurance assessors say, there could be a couple of really good bargains there today.”
About 1.15am fire fighters were also called to a fire at a hairdressing salon on the corners of Crimea Street and Morley Drive in Morley.
The building received fire and smoke damage.
Both properties remain under police guard and will be assessed by the Arson Squad.
Anyone with information on the fires is asked to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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