SA Police Allege Recent Tanunda Fires Were “Deliberately Lit”

April 30, 2024 4:49 pm in by

Detectives from SA Police are calling for assistance, as they investigate a spate of recent fires in the Barossa this month.

On Monday 8 April, police and fire crews were called to the train line behind a supermarket at Tanunda after reports of a fire; no property was damaged as a result, as CFS crews responded quickly.

Ten days later, a stack of pallets placed against the side of shed at a business premises was set alight causing damage to the shed.

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Two more fires were lit in the following days, including one which started a small grass fire near a fence line on Basedow Road.

Police allege that the activity is suspicious, with all fires being within close proximity of each other.

Anyone who has seen any suspicious activity in the area is asked to contact Crime Stoppers, either online at or via free call at 1800 333 000.