Three arrested over Munno Para building fire, SA

Three youths have been arrested following an investigation into a fire that caused significant damage to a building at Munno Para on Saturday afternoon, according to SA Police.

Just after 4.45pm on Saturday 13 October, police and fire crews were alerted to a building fire at the intersection of Peachey Road and Curtis Road.

The three-storey building, consisting of ground floor offices and two levels of residential apartments, was well ablaze.

Several fire appliances were called in to control the blaze which was eventually brought under control.

Two people were taken to the Lyell McEwin Hospital and treated for smoke inhalation.

The building was significantly damaged by the fire and traffic was diverted around the scene for several hours.

Fire cause investigators attended the scene.

Following investigations by Northern District CIB detectives, three girls were arrested overnight.

The trio, aged 12, 12 and 13, all from Smithfield Plains, were charged with arson and acts to endanger life.

They were bailed to appear in the Elizabeth Youth Court on 23 November.

The investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at

Investigators are also appealing for anyone with footage (dashcam, mobile phone or CCTV) of the vicinity or fire to provide their details via Crime Stoppers.

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