Motel fire leads to arson arrest

Motel fire leads to arson arrest

Whyalla Police have arrested a 54-year-old local man in connection with a fire at a Whyalla motel.

Emergency services were called to Playford Avenue around 9.30am on Sunday, October 24 to reports of rubbish bins on fire.

Police and MFS extinguished the fire but it caused damage to a compressor located nearby.

Following investigations, a Whyalla man was arrested and charged with arson. He was refused bail and will appeared in the Whyalla Magistrates Court on October 25.