$150,000 Fire at Coomunga - 23 February 2023

CFS crews were alerted to a residential fire at Flinders Highway, Coomunga, in South Australia’s Lower Eyre Peninsula at around 3:30 this afternoon. 

Farm fire units along with CFS trucks arrived at the scene to find the property well alight and were able to prevent the spread of fire to nearby grass.

20 firefighters and 6 breathing apparatus specialists on five CFS trucks were able to contain the fire from further spread.

The CFS was supported by SA Police and SA Ambulance Service.

The cause of the fire was an air conditioner on the side of the house.

Thankfully the owner was not home at the time and crews were able to safely rescue the owners cat. Losses are estimated at around $150,000. 

2023-02-23 Belinda Mosby