Fire Which Caused $3.5 Million Of Damage In Chinatown Deemed Suspicious

Investigations underway

Fire Which Caused $3.5 Million Of Damage In Chinatown Deemed Suspicious Twitter @7NewsAdelaide

Police believe a fire that caused $3.5 million worth of damage to an Adelaide business has been deemed suspicious. 

A passer-by saw smoke coming from the Grote Street business near the Central Market at around 1am on Tuesday. 

MFS firefighters arrived shortly after to find an intense fire in a shop that was burning through the roof and rapidly spreading to neighbouring shops. Crews quickly upgraded to a second, third and then fourth alarm to seek further resources.

At the height of the incident, 75 MFS firefighters from 16 trucks and five support vehicles battled the blaze, containing the fire within one hour.  

Police have described the fire as "suspicious" and believe it was "deliberately lit" and are investigating. No-one was injured.

Bing’s Chinese Restaurant, Dumpling King & The Oriental Mart have all been badly damaged.

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