Man reported following Lock fire

Man reported following Lock fire

A Murdinga man has been reported after he allegedly started a grass fire on a property near Lock during the fire danger season.

Just after 7pm on Wednesday, December 1, police and Country Fire Service (CFS) crews responded to reports of a fire coming from a property on Bascombe Well Road at Lock.

Upon police arrival, the fire was burning out of control and heading in a north-westerly direction.

CFS appliances from Lock, Murdinga and Tooligie attended the scene and brought the grass fire under control before it caused damage to any buildings.

However, about 200 hectares of wheat and barley crop was burnt and multiple fences were damaged.

Following an investigation, police spoke to a 48-year-old man on Friday who was reported for lighting a fire during fire danger season and for causing a bushfire.

The man will be summoned to appear in court at date to be set.