Suspicious car fire

BLAZE: Whyalla Police are investigating a suspicious car fire which completely destroyed a van.
BLAZE: Whyalla Police are investigating a suspicious car fire which completely destroyed a van.

Police are investigating a car fire believed to be deliberately-lit in Whyalla Stuart.

About 1.30am on Sunday, July 29  police and MFS crews were called to Jenkins Avenue after reports that a car was on fire. Fire crews extinguished the blaze, but the white Ford Transit van was completely destroyed.

Witnesses report seeing a man riding a mountain bike powered by a small motorised engine past the car fire and police would like to speak with him.

Investigators would also like to speak to the two youths who alerted the owner of the van to the fire.

Thankfully no other property was damaged. Police and are asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report on line at www.crimestopperssa.com.au.