Police are investigating a number of fires in the Kempsey township, which are believed to be deliberately lit.
In the last financial year emergency services have responded to 521 fires in the Macleay Valley with a percentage of these being grass fires in the South Kempsey area.
While no one has been injured as a result of these grass fires the outcomes of fires can be catastrophic.
Investigators from Mid North Coast Police District are investigating these fires and are being assisted by the State Crime Command's Property Crime Squad Arson Unit's Strike Force Tronto.
As part of their ongoing inquires, Strike Force detectives will be canvassing the South Kempsey area and speaking with members of the community on Tuesday August 20 and Wednesday August 21.
In addition, local police will be available to discuss community concerns and fire safety within the Kempsey township on these days.
Police will also be holding a community information meeting at Kempsey Council Chambers on Tuesday August 20 at 5.30pm.
NSW police are reminding people that they could face penalties if found responsible for the lighting of fires - accidental or otherwise - including not putting out a fire they have lit.
Strike Force Tronto comprises of detectives from the Property Crime Squad's Arson Unit and is the lead investigative body on suspicious or deliberately lit bush fires which lead to death, serious injury or significant property loss.
These detectives work closely with local area commands and investigators from the NSW Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this investigation to call Crime Stoppers on 1800-333-000.
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