Arson suspected in Myall Avenue house fire

Police have arrested a Murray Bridge man over a fire on Friday night.

A Murray Bridge man has been arrested for arson after a house on Myall Avenue was gutted by fire on Friday night.

Firefighters were called to the house around 8.15pm after nearby residents called 000.

When they arrived, they found flames and smoke coming from the back of the house.

They were initially told someone might have been inside, and used breathing apparatus to go in and check.

Thankfully they found that no-one was home.

It took 10 minutes for the firefighters from two Metropolitan Fire Service and two Country Fire Service trucks, plus an MFS command vehicle, to bring the fire under control.

They were able to put it out within another five minutes, but not before it caused about $250,000 worth of damage.

Police spoke with a 29-year-old local man at the scene.

They wound up arresting him and charging him with arson.

He was denied bail ahead of a hearing at Murray Bridge Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Drug trafficking arrest made at Northern Heights

Meanwhile, a 23-year-old man from Murray Bridge's north has been arrested and charged with trafficking cannabis.

Police raided a house at Northern Heights last Thursday morning and allegedly found four large plants, drug paraphernalia and more than $2500 in cash.

They charged the man with cultivation, drug trafficking and possession of prescribed equipment.

He was granted bail ahead of an appearance at Murray Bridge Magistrates Court on April 7.

Police encourage anyone with information about the growing, supply or sale of illicit drugs to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at www.crimestopperssa.com.au.

You can remain anonymous while doing so.


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