Goodwood man accused of Streaky Bay fires

A man from Adelaide has been arrested for allegedly lighting four bonfires in a bush near Streaky Bay on the state’s west coast.

Police said a 45-year-old man from Goodwood was arrested yesterday and charged with four counts of knowingly causing a forest fire.

Officers and CFS crews were called to grasshoppers along the side of Flinders Highway around 6 p.m. 8.30 yesterday.

The fire was extinguished, but another fire was reported shortly afterwards about a mile away.

Two more fires were reported along Flinders Highway north of Streaky Bay just before 1:30 p.m.

Police said a witness reported seeing a man along the highway at the time of these fires. He was still in the area when CFS crews responded and detained him until patrols arrived.

The man was denied bail and will appear in Ceduna Magistrates Court.

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