Firebug On The Loose: Five Fires Lit In One Night

NSW Police commenced a manhunt for an arsonist on Tuesday morning who is believed to have lit six fires across the suburb of Glebe overnight. 

The fires, which are believed to have been deliberately lit, burned a number of homes, a car and a community store in the Sydney suburb.

Emergency services attended the first blaze at a shop front on Norton Street at around 11.40pm on Monday, before the veranda of a home on Campbell Street was set alight, forcing a female resident to be evacuated.

The community store on Norton Street was burned in the blazes. Image: Twitter/Kimberly Pratt.
Fire crews were called to five separate blazes. Image: 10 News First

Fire and rescue also had to contain a garage fire in Derwent Lane which quickly spread to a neighbouring unit causing extensive damage.

Soon after, a terrace fire at a house on Campbell Street prompted the evacuation of a male resident, who was taken to hospital for observation. Firefighters arrived to find the home well alight and had to work rapidly to put out the fire.

Officers then responded to a car fire on Westmoreland Street.

Home and cars were ruined in the fires. Image: 10 News First
One home was completely destroyed by the fire. Image: Twitter/Kimberly Pratt.

Fire crews worked into the early hours of Tuesday morning to extinguish the blazes.

Multiple crime scenes have been established and a joint investigation has commenced between police and Fire and Rescue NSW.

Home and cars were ruined in the fires. Image: 10 News First

With AAP. 

More to come.