Suspicious southern suburbs fire, South Australia

Police are investigating a suspicious unit fire at Christie Downs last night.

About 8.45pm on Wednesday 16 December, police and MFS were called to a unit on Rufus Crescent following reports of a fire inside the property.

Fire crews attended and quickly extinguished the blaze however it caused extensive damage to the property.

The single occupant, a 78-year-old man, was taken by SAAS to hospital where he was treated for smoke inhalation.

Police believe that the fire was deliberately lit and following an investigation a 48-year-old female from Edwardstown has been arrested and charged with Arson. She was bailed appear in the Christies Beach Magistrates Court on 11 February 2021.

Anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the street at the time is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at

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