Suspicious fire Mount Gambier

Suspicious fire Mount Gambier

Police are investigating suspicious unit fire at Mount Gambier overnight.

About 10.40pm Wednesday 25 July police and fire crews were called to Umphertson Street after reports of a fire in a group of residential units.

When emergency services arrived at the scene the unit fire was fully involved. MFS battled the blaze bringing it under control in just over 20 minutes however one of the units was completely destroyed. Thankfully the unit was vacant and there were no injuries.

Patrols are treating the fire as suspicious after locating the remains of a Molotov cocktail at the front door.  Fire Cause Investigators have been notified and will be attending Mount Gambier this morning to examine the scene.

Police are asking anyone with information that may assist the investigation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report on line at