Bike could hold clues in Capel house fire

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Police have revealed a photo of a bicycle found near the property.
Camera IconPolice have revealed a photo of a bicycle found near the property. Credit: Graphic / South Western Times / WA Police

Bunbury detectives have released a photo of a bicycle they believe could help in their investigation into a house fire in Capel.

The South Western Times last week revealed the heroic efforts of a young Capel woman who helped her 102-year-old neighbour to safety as her Layman Road home was engulfed by flames.

The blaze ripped through the Capel home and two cars.
Camera IconThe blaze ripped through the Capel home and two cars. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

Detectives are investigating the suspicious blaze, which they say was started by an unknown person setting fire to a car in the driveway of the home.

The incident occurred about 1.30am on Friday.

The blaze ripped through the Capel home and two cars.
Camera IconThe blaze ripped through the Capel home and two cars. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

A second car also caught fire before the blaze burnt through the home, causing about $150,000 in damage.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze and no one was injured in the incident.

Police today released an image of a Mongoose BMX bicycle with distinctive purple handlebars found nearby.

Police today released an image of a Mongoose BMX bicycle with distinctive purple handlebars which they believe can help with their inquiries.
Camera IconPolice today released an image of a Mongoose BMX bicycle with distinctive purple handlebars which they believe can help with their inquiries. Credit: WA Police

Police are asking anyone in the Capel area who may have seen a suspicious person or car between 1am and 2am to contact officers.

Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online here.

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