Police are urging caution around Cunnamulla with fire following two incidents in as many weeks.
Over the past two weeks, Cunnamulla Police have been to the scenes of two fires within the community and are seeking witnesses to the events.
On September 1, police attended an address in Beardmore Street where a mattress was on fire on the right- hand side of the house.
Police and locals fought the fire and managed to save the house from becoming fully involved in flames, however substantial damage was still caused to the house.
On September 10, police conducting routine patrols came across a fire at the local tip and at this stage the cause of this fire is unknown. This fire had the potential to spread, endangering wildlife in the area.
The local fire brigade and council worked together to extinguish the fire quickly, with no damage to property.
Police are calling for anyone who has any knowledge about these fires to contact the them on 4655 8900 or contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Cunnamulla Police would like to remind people to exercise safety when it comes to fire.
Senior Constable Anthony Bradbury says nothing beats sitting around a fire in an open fire place, telling yarns, and listening to music, but…
“No one wants to be fighting to save their family, pets or belongings if that fire gets out of hand. An unattended fire can have disastrous consequences which can result in the property damage, livestock destruction and in many situations, loss of life.”
Police also remind people to check your smoke detectors and make sure they are working. One day they may save your life.