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Police Search for Suspected Arsonist on Kangaroo Island


Police in Kangaroo Island are searching for a suspected arsonist.

At about 4.45 a.m. on Wednesday 16 January, an emergency service personnel saw a new fire outbreak within an already burnt pine plantation along Pioneer Bend Road. 

They reported seeing a person adjacent to the fire, while a SAPOL member also saw a torchlight being operated in the same area as the person was seen.

A comprehensive search was undertaken in an effort to locate this person but to no avail. 

The fire was quickly extinguished.

At this time, police are continuing investigations into this matter. They ask that if any person has any information as to who this person might be – or who may see or hear anything suspicious to call triple 000 if there is an immediate threat; 131 444 for police attendance; or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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