FIRE: Aftermath of fire at the factory unit rented by the Nomads in Brigantine Street Byron Bay Photo Christian Morrow / Byron Shire News
FIRE: Aftermath of fire at the factory unit rented by the Nomads in Brigantine Street Byron Bay Photo Christian Morrow / Byron Shire News Christian Morrow

Building with possible bikie links destroyed by fire

UPDATE 8am: IT HAS been reported that a fire at an alleged Nomads outlaw motorcycle club house in NSW was deliberately lit.

Media outlets are reporting that neighbours and other witnesses said they heard voices outside the building, just before it caught fire at 3.35am.

The fire allegedly damaged two other buildings close by.

NSW Fire commander Phil Sheedy spoke to Macquarie Radio this morning.

"It's basically been started by putting a whole heap of magazines and books, and then using accelerant, probably petrol, to light the front of the Nomads club up," he said.

"Unfortunately a sign writing business and a storage facility were completely destroyed by fire."

 

FIRE: Aftermath of fire at the factory unit rented by the Nomads in Brigantine Street Byron Bay Photo Christian Morrow / Byron Shire News
FIRE: Aftermath of fire at the factory unit rented by the Nomads in Brigantine Street Byron Bay Photo Christian Morrow / Byron Shire News Christian Morrow

 

ORIGINAL REPORT: POLICE are investigating a fire which destroyed a building in an industrial area at Byron Bay this morning.

Emergency services were called to Brigantine Street about 3.35am where a building, believed to be linked to the Nomads outlaw motorcycle club, was found to be well alight. 

Police said a crime scene had been established and will be forensically examined when the building is declared safe to enter.

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www.police.nsw.gov.au/.

Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.


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