Narrow escape

A WOMAN narrowly escaped injury when her car caught fire near Lewiston last week, according to local police.

The single-car incident occurred only metres away from the woman’s Dawkins Road home just before 12.20pm last Wednesday, with emergency services working quickly to extinguish the blaze.

“She was travelling home from work, noticed some smoke and heat, so she jumped out,” Gawler police officer Kevin Burke said at the scene.

“She didn’t sustain any injuries, but is just a little upset.

“She was very lucky as it wasn’t long after she got out that the flames burnt the inside – it melted it, and the dash.”

The incident, which occurred on a day when temperatures soared into the 40s, is not being treated as suspicious.
“It could have happened to anyone, it is just one of those things,” officer Burke said.


Growing up in Roseworthy and attending Kapunda High School, Laura joins The Bunyip in June, 2016 whilst completing the final year of a double degree in Journalism and International Relations at University of SA. This is Laura's first role as a Journalist following a stint at Gawler Council in the Communications Department. She will cover the news in the Playford and Mallala council regions. Outside of work, Laura enjoys anything health and well-being related, and can be regularly seen shopping for fresh, healthy produce at local markets.