“Suspicious” triple blaze

A STOLEN vehicle was set on fire at Bibaringa on Sunday morning – one of three separate, “suspicious” car fires reported within the space of 14 hours across the northern suburbs.

The spate of car fires, which police are still investigating, began just after 2.30pm on Saturday when police and fire crews were called to Dundee Avenue, Holden Hill, to find a grey Holden sedan engulfed in flames.

Just before 3am, police and fire crews were called to Black Top Road at Gould Creek, after reports a vehicle had been set alight.

The vehicle, along with a beige Audi, were both destroyed by the fire.

Police and fire crews arrived at the third vehicle fire just before 4am, on Gawler-One Tree Hill Road at Bibaringa, just east of Evanston Park, where they found a white Toyota Tarago station wagon engulfed in flames.

The Tarago had been stolen from a Craigmore address earlier in the evening.

Police are treating the fires as suspicious, and crime scene officers examined the vehicles on Sunday morning.

Anyone with information about the fires is urged to call Crime Stoppers (1800 333 000) or report it online (crimestopperssa.com.au).



Matteo Gagliardi joined The Bunyip in August 2016 with almost two years experience in regional print media, having previously worked at a community newspaper in Swan Hill, Victoria. Covering politics, local government and crime, Matteo likes to sink his teeth into hard-hitting issues, but also enjoys spending time getting to know the Gawler community. Matteo also has a passion for science, agriculture and the environment, and has previously worked as a media officer at the Australian Science Media Centre.