Police arrest man over Marion fire, South Australia

A Woodville North man has been arrested and charged with arson following a building fire at Marion last month.

Just after 5am on Sunday 17 January, police were called to a business on Sturt Road after reports of a building fire, with multiple MFS appliances attending.

The property was extensively damaged with an estimated value of repair in excess of $500,000, with the cause of the fire deemed to be suspicious and deliberately lit.

On Saturday, 20 February, Southern District CIB members with assistance from Western District patrols arrested a 30-year-old man at Seaton.

The arrested man was charged with aggravated serious criminal trespass, arson and possess a firearm without licence after an imitation shotgun was located.

He was refused police bail and will appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Monday, 22 February.

The police investigation is ongoing, anyone with information on the incident is asked to please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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