Arson suspected at Wangara mining business

A fire investigation officer is investigating whether a fire at a Wangara business overnight was caused by arsonists.

The West Australian reports that the fire at the premises of mining suppliers, Prospectors caused $150,000 worth of damage.

Firefighters from Osborne Park, Joondalup and Malaga were called to the property at about 6.10pm last night. It took them about 15 minutes to bring the fire under control.

According to a Department of Fire and Emergency Services spokesman, the fire was contained to the front part of the building.

In addition, it is understood that a safe in the building had been tampered with and some items were missing.

Image: Ben Crabtree/The West Australian

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