TWO fires started when “sparkler bombs” were set off in a Mornington park last week are being investigated by police.
Detective Leading Senior Constable Alex Montgomery, of Somerville CIU, said youths taped the sparklers to aerosol cans and lit them in a playground in Tallis Drive, 11pm, Tuesday 5 February and 6.30pm, Wednesday 6 February.
The resulting explosions scorched timber edging and a tree in the park, opposite Mornington Secondary College, on days of moderate fire danger. There is no CCTV footage but youths were seen in the area.
“It is a bit concerning that the explosives were set off two days in a row in bushfire weather,” Detective Montgomery said.
Anyone with information is urged to call him on 5978 1300 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.