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Smoky Bay Jetty Investigation

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Police are seeking information from the public about the Smoky Bay Jetty fire which was caused by fireworks.

On Saturday morning police and CFS crews attended the scene and extinguished the fire which caused damage to the wooden jetty boards.

Police investigating the incident have established fireworks were let off on Friday night at about 11.30 pm and were the cause of the fire, with remnants of the fireworks found nearby.

So far it’s suspected a dark coloured utility and a white dual cab was involved in the incident including a few people who were seen walking up the jetty who then fled after the fireworks exploded.

A dark coloured utility, believed to be a Toyota Hilux with a canopy on the back, was seen to drive on the beach towards the jetty, a person from the vehicle let off a firework on the beach and then parked in the jetty car-park, meeting up with people in a white dual cab with an awning and a tray on the rear, with a toolbox directly behind the cab. 

Two or three people were then seen to walk up the jetty, then shortly after a firework exploded and a male described as a thin build, about 175cms wearing dark clothing was seen running from the jetty to one of the vehicles.

Both vehicles then drove off very quietly with the dark coloured Toyota Hilux driving back onto the beach and the white Toyota Hilux left via the road. 

For more detail visit our website and anyone with any information on the fire or vehicles seen in the area on Friday night are asked to contact Crime stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au






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