Reynella man charged over Aldinga fires, South Australia

A Reynella man was arrested this morning following investigations into two recent bushfires at Aldinga.

The grass fires occurred at Aldinga Beach Road and the Esplanade, Aldinga Beach on 28 December and are believed to have been started in scrubland on a severe bushfire risk day.

The 31-year-old man was arrested by Southern District CIB detectives and charged with two counts of cause bushfire, acts to endanger life and fail to truly answer questions.

The man’s vehicle has been seized for forensic examination and investigations are continuing.

The man has been refused police bail and will appear in the Christies Beach Magistrates Court tomorrow, Monday 6 January.

Anyone with information that may assist detectives is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au

For information of the media, detectives will be seeking a short suppression order on the man’s identify and image to conduct identification procedures.

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