SA Police investigation suspicious grass fire at Mount Crawford

Fire at Mount Crawford, off Springton Road on Thursday evening. Photo courtesy of a 
 nearby resident Nathan Gulin.
Fire at Mount Crawford, off Springton Road on Thursday evening. Photo courtesy of a nearby resident Nathan Gulin.

Community members have praised a farmer and firefighters’ quick response to extinguishing a suspiciously lit fire during yesterday’s extreme fire ban.

Shortly before 7pm on January 24, CFS and SA Police were alerted to a blaze at the front paddock of a property at Cowell Road, Mount Crawford, just off Springton Road.

According to CFS, a farm fire fighting unit was used to contain the one hectare perimetre of the fire ground, before five fire appliances, two bulk water carriers and an aerial bomber arrived.

Four water bomb drops were made.

For nearby resident Nathan Gulin, he thanked firies through social media saying, “Great work cfs...so fast. Such a fright”.

Mr Gulin also shared a video of emergency crews and the aerial water bomber in action.

On Friday morning, a CFS appliance was called back to the site, making sure the ground was declared safe.

SA Police said the incident is being treated as suspicious and their investigations continue, and are yet to determine the fire’s exact cause.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au you can remain anonymous.

If you notice anything suspicious in your area please call police immediately on 131 444. 

Timely reporting assists police in locating offenders and preventing further crime from occurring.