Naracoorte Police have praised the actions of quick thinking locals and fire crews, after responding to a scrub fire at Straun.
Witnesses reported seeing a man walking away from a scrub fire between Moyhall-Straun Road and Blue Lagoon Road.
The 30 year old has been arrested for allegedly lighting several fires in paddocks.
The Victorian man has been charged with causing a bushfire, and has been refused bail to appear in Mount Gambier Magistrate’s Court.
The weather conditions at the time were not extreme, the actions of locals ensuring nearby livestock was kept safe.
No property damage was caused by the blaze, except for grass and vegetation in the paddocks.
Locals who see suspicious behaviour around fires are being encouraged to report to Crime Stoppers.
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