Property destroyed after arson attack in North Bondi, NSW

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One property has sustained significant damage after a likely arson attack in a lane way leading from Roe St to Stewart St in North Bondi

At 12.27am a person was captured on CCTV stopping to watch a fire that was started a few moments earlier. The figure could be seen hiding behind a tree around 70 metres away.

The person then continued towards William St, Rose Bay where a 2nd fire was lit. Damage was limited to a rubbish pile.

Brush fencing at the first fire allowed a fast spread into a tree and then into a property. Flames quickly spread into the roof space.

A family of five with two adults and three children managed to escape without injury after being woken by the smoke and flames impacting their home.

Police established two crime scenes and forensic investigators and detectives are examining the scene.

Neighbours said this was the 3rd time a fire was started in the lane way.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or via their website.

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