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Police Task Force Arrests 21 Arson Suspects

January 02, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

Police have arrested 21 people for arson linked to more than 100 bush fires blazing around Sydney and along Australia's east coast.

Police have found two incendiary devices in bush fire areas. One is believed to have started a fire in Sydney's northern suburbs on Tuesday that has threatened hundreds of homes and forced firefighters to battle blazes house to house.

An arson task force official said 14 juveniles and seven adults had been arrested since the operation was set up six days ago.

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