Crime Scene Investigators, Country Fire Services on scene at four suspicious fires at Deep Creek Conservation Parks

Crime Scene Investigators are on the scene of suspicious fires at Deep Creek this morning. This map shows the warning area at 4.33am on Monday, March 12. Photo: Country Fire Service.
Crime Scene Investigators are on the scene of suspicious fires at Deep Creek this morning. This map shows the warning area at 4.33am on Monday, March 12. Photo: Country Fire Service.

Crime Scene Investigators are at Deep Creek Conservation Park where four fires in grass and scrub are being treated as suspicious. 

Police are on the scene a few kilometres from Stringybark Campground with Country Fire Service (CFS) firefighters, who have contained all four fires.

The emergency services were called to the park at 3.15am on Monday, March 12 by campers who saw a fire near the campground, and when they arrive they found the other three fires a few kilometres apart.

Twelve fire trucks and 45 CFS fire fighters attended the fires. 

“Due to the cooler conditions overnight, three of the four fires were quickly contained to small areas, but the fourth fire burned one hectare of ground,” a CFS spokeswoman said.

While an advice message was issued by the CFS about the fire near Tapanappa Road and Boat Harbour Road, there is currently no threat to property or campers, and no roads are closed.

Some campers chose to self-evacuate this morning, but no one was injured and no property was damaged.

Investigators are urging the public to remain vigilant, and anyone who saw anything or has information about this incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or www.crimestopperssa.com.au 

Report any suspicious behaviour immediately to Police Assistance on 131444. If you see a fire, call Triple Zero (000) for fire services.