House destroyed in West Lakes Shore fire, South Australia

Police are investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed a house at West Lakes Shore overnight.

The occupants of a home in Lambert Avenue, West Lakes Shore were awoken by the crackling sounds of the fire burning their brush fence about 1.30am on Sunday 19 September.

The family of five were able to escape the burning property. A 15-year-old boy sustained minor burns to his arm and was taken to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital for treatment.

MFS crews extinguished the blaze, but the home was completely destroyed.

Investigations are in their early stage but it appears a brush fence along a laneway running down the side of the property was set alight and the fire spread to the house. Neighbours were evacuated as a precaution but no other properties were threatened.

Fire cause investigators and Western District CIB detectives are attending to examine the scene this morning.

Neighbours and businesses are asked to review any CCTV they might have.

Anyone who saw or heard any suspicious activity in the area last night is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au

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