COVID testing site set alight at North St Marys

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian.
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Premier Gladys Berejiklian has slammed those responsible for setting a COVID-19 testing clinic alight at North St Marys.

Emergency services responded to the blaze on Forrester Road at about 10.50pm last night, with the demountable building well alight.

Fire and Rescue NSW firefighters extinguished the place.

“Following a search surrounding the area, graffiti was found on a separate building,” a Police spokesperson said.

“A crime scene was established and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is underway.

“The cause of the fire is not yet determined; however, it is being treated as suspicious.”

The graffiti on a separate building to the one set alight read “COVID = lies” and “fight the gov, refuse control”.

“It is always disappointing when people ignore health advice or pretend that COVID-19 is not a serious problem,” Ms Berejiklian said.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian.

“It is a reminder to us that unfortunately a minority of people do have those views and demonstrate them from time to time and that is the threat of Delta.”

Anyone with information about last night’s fire is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.


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