SA Police search for suspected bushfire arsonist on Kangaroo Island
South Australian Police are searching for a suspected arsonist on Kangaroo island after being alerted to abnormal fire activity on Thursday.The blaze in question was discovered burning near a pine plantation on the island when local fire crews patrolling an already burnt out area saw the new outbreak of flames.
Accused arsonist granted bail . Skip to sections navigation Skip to content Skip to footer. Our network. The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is facing seven charges in relation to the bushfires including one of arson and six of intentionally causing a bushfire .
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An Adelaide man charged with using fireworks to deliberately light bushfires on a day of total bans and high fire danger has been granted bail.
The 31-year-old, who cannot be named, is accused of deliberately starting two bushfires at Aldinga Beach, south of the city, on December 28.
The fires were started in scrubland and were quickly extinguished by firefighters, before the man was arrested by police several days later.
He was refused bail by a magistrate but appealed that decision in the South Australian Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Man reported over Adelaide Hills blaze
A South Australian man will be summonsed to appear in court for allegedly starting a grass fire by using an angle grinder on his property.A man will face court accused of causing a bushfire in the Adelaide Hills, which took fire crews several hours to extinguish on Friday.
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Prosecutors told the court the outcome of the fires could have been "catastrophic" and that pedestrians were in the area when multiple skyrockets were fired at a vacant property from inside a car.
But defence counsel David Edwardson QC said there was not enough evidence to link the charged man to the crime.
Justice Greg Park agreed, noting that the prosecution case "doesn't look particularly strong" at this point.
"The circumstances of this offending are particularly serious," he said.
"It was a day of total fire ban, the temperature was 35 degrees or more at the relevant time, the particular bushfire was discharged into a vacant grass block which caught fire and several hundred metres of grass was scorched or burnt.
"All of those matters are very serious but I'm particularly mindful of the problems with identification at this point."
But Justice Parker said the man could not be considered a flight risk, and released him on bail ahead of his next court appearance in October.
PM considers 'comprehensive inquiry' into national bushfire crisis .
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has canvassed the prospect of a comprehensive inquiry into Australia's ongoing bushfire crisis.The prime minister defended his government's response to the fires during a testy television interview.