Firefighters frustrated as arsonists strike in Ashmont again

Police block the entrance to where a deliberately lit fire burned at Ashmont.

Police block the entrance to where a deliberately lit fire burned at Ashmont.

ARSONISTS have struck again, this time sparking two grass fires near suburban Ashmont.

Turvey Park Fire and Rescue was called out to the fires on crown land behind Montgomery Street at about 10.15am on Thursday.

It took firefighters 90 minutes for two crews to fully extinguish the fires, which were deliberately lit. It comes after a similar grass fire was also lit on Veale Street on Monday and another small fire in Ashmont on Wednesday.

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