Shed fire at Millicent - 27 June 2021

At 7:47 this evening CFS crews were alerted to a shed fire on Mount Gambier Road, Millicent.

A caller to 000 reported seeing large flames rising from behind the house.

Four CFS crews, a bulk water carrier, SA Police and SA Ambulance Services arrived to find the shed at the rear of the home ablaze.

Crews set about protecting the nearby homes and attempting to extinguish the fire.

The fire spread into the adjoining house, with the shed believed to have contained tools and machinery.

Damages were initially estimated to be $40,000, with the value later risen to $100,000 when losses were able to be observed.

The cause of the ignition is currently unknown, with fire cause investigators likely to attend the scene tomorrow.