Lyneham Fire Update


ACT Policing has released a face-fit image of a man investigators would like to speak to in relation to a house fire in North Lyneham earlier this year.

About 2.45am on Sunday, 26 March 2023, police and ACT Fire & Rescue were called to a fire at a residence on Cossington Smith Crescent, North Lyneham.

The fire was deemed suspicious and police have been investigating the cause of the incident.

As part of this investigation, police have now released a face-fit image of a man who has been identified as a person of interest in relation to the fire.

The man is described as Caucasian in appearance, aged in his 40s, with a fair complexion, short brown hair, and brown eyes.

ACT Policing Detective Acting Inspector Matt Innes said the fire has caused significant emotional and financial hardship to the owner of the home.

“The fire completely destroyed this house, causing approximately $700,000 worth of damage. The consequences of this incident could have been much worse had anyone been inside the home at the time,” Detective Acting Inspector Innes said.

“This is a serious incident, a dangerous incident, and it is important that those responsible are brought before the court.

“If you are the person in the face-fit – contact us. And we urge anyone else that has information about this incident to come forward. “

Anyone with information that could assist police in relation to this fire is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.  Please quote 7387444. Information can be provided anonymously.

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